Myers Park Graduate Seeks to Change the World

(By Courtney Schultz, South Charlotte Weekly)

Audrey Huynh set out on a mission her freshman year at Myers Park High School: to create change.

Now a recent graduate, Audrey realizes making a positive change – and encouraging others to do the same – wasn’t as hard as she expected.

Huynh has been instrumental in starting and sustaining two nonprofits during her high school career – Clothes for Change and the MUSTANG Project.

...Huynh also established the MUSTANG Project earlier this year, which consisted of building an aquaponic garden and outdoor box gardens to help alleviate area food deserts in the Charlotte area.

There are about 60 food deserts in Mecklenburg County, according to Meg Fencil, education and outreach program director of Sustain Charlotte, a nonprofit that seeks to advance a region-wide sustainability movement.

Huynh raised approximately $20,000 in about two and half months through corporate and community sponsorships to carry out the project.

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