"The BTG students bring a heightened level of enthusiasm, creativity, and professionalism to the participants that we serve ... Without a doubt, the BTG students have enriched the lives of those around them ..."
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is the crusading pediatrician who first researched and revealed the presence of toxic lead levels in the blood of children in Flint, Michigan. She courageously called a press conference to announce her team’s findings before peer review, prioritizing her community’s health over the risk to her career. She has testified twice before Congress and received the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America. Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Dr. Hanna-Attisha created the Pediatric Public Health Initiative to mitigate the impact of the Flint water crisis. Her book, What the Eyes Don’t See, provides a riveting firsthand account of the environmental atrocity of our time and her unrelenting activism to combat it.
BTG 20th Anniversary Tribute
At the 2008 Symposium, two of the student coordinators entertained the crowd with their performance of an educational rap, “Circulatory System,” by Rhythm, Rhymes, Results, with the addition of some of the students’ own lyrics.