Meet Cody Watts.  Cody is a first year BIG junior from Linn-Marr High School.  In a short period of time, Cody has been able to learn real world skills through work he’s passionate about.  He’s also been able to take on leadership roles, including through his project Coffee for Humanity.

“Here at BIG, I’ve been allowed to learn what I want to learn. I can work on projects that I find interesting. BIG provides an insight on what the real world is like. It prepares students for what to expect after high school. I’m passionate about helping our area’s homeless population, and my project Coffee for Humanity has allowed me to explore that passion. We’re trying to start a coffee shop that employs the homeless population to help give them a helping hand. BIG allows me help my community, and through that better myself.”