Vote for James Brooks, a bonobo fan and friend of BCI, for the 2010 Youth in Action ME to WE Award. He is one of three finalists in his category.
James' lifelong passion for monkeys and apes led him to establish apeaware.org, a website dedicated to saving apes from extinction. After learning about the plight in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, James founded 1000Classrooms and challenged his peers to help raise funds for poultry collectives, so the widows of slain park rangers could sell eggs to earn an income. Through his efforts, James has raised enough money to buy 25,000 eggs and has engaged thousands on the issue of ape preservation.