South Broward High School Student Featured on NBC 6

Keyla Correia on NBC 6

At a school which has a marine science magnet program, you would naturally expect to find students who are concerned about environmental conservation. Keyla Correia takes that concern and turns it into passion. She founded a club at her school, Plastic Free Mermaids, that has its own website now.

"Our primary mission is to spread awareness about plastic pollution through education, outreach, and cleanups," Keyla explains.

More than 20 students have joined the club at South Broward High School, and they don't just talk about ridding the oceans of plastic garbage, they walk the walk, staging frequent shoreline cleanup days. They get it and work for the cause.