High School Students Partner with Local Organization to Facilitate Change

High School Students Partner with Local Organization to Facilitate Change photo
Members of the Action Research for Community Change, a student-run think thank at Rye Neck High School, recently collaborated with Westchester Joint Water Works to collect data for a consumer confidence survey in numerous locations in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. 

The Action Research for Community Change team, facilitated by Dr. Valerie Feit, the K-12 enrichment coordinator and co-director of counseling and guidance, uses social science research methods to support policy decisions for local organizations. During the most recent collaboration, the students – Andrew Alcin, Renue Chin, Sean Diamond, Ryan Germani, Gabriel Miller and Owen Robertson – asked local residents whether they drink tap water, use filters, have experienced issues with water in their homes and the degree of confidence they have in the safety of water in our area. 

“Once these researchers collate the results, they will write a report and donate their findings to WJWW to help them assess how to better serve residents in our community,” Dr. Feit said.