2015 Top 20 Under 20™ award recipient
Clement Cheng, 17
In 2012, Clement co-founded ActOut, a social justice group that brings global issues to the classroom through experiential learning simulations. The aim is to foster understanding, sow empathy, and empower social change. Through the use of simulations, ActOut not only immerses students in global realities, but also stimulates them to think critically about the bigger picture. ActOut’s simulations have reached more than 400 students from Grades 8 to 12 who report they now better understand the complexities of social issues and empathize more with current affairs. ActOut’s work has been shared with teaching journals, education conferences, universities and entrepreneurs who have all expressed great interest in this model of student-driven teaching and immersive learning.