Ari (counselor 2018) is super pumped to be a part of the W4W team. He is a senior at SUNY Binghamton and will be graduating in the spring with a degree in computer science. He has never achieved a world record before, nor has he ever owned a kickscooter, so he’s looking forward to taking both of these things home to show off to his friends. He would like to thank Mikie Beans for being an amazing co-counselor, encouraging him to do this challenge, and just being the Greatest Of All Time.
My name is Osman Hassan also known as Baba by my nickname, I’m a former seed of 2013 and my counselor was Koda, I am 23 years old, I am from Somalia, I am a Muslim and I live in Syracuse NY with my family and friends. I work full time and go to school full time studying human services to become a social worker in the future. I also play soccer for fun and work out to stay fit. I am really Interested in joining the scooter race to challenge and break the world record with my team. I’m a hard working person with potentials of striving to success.
My Name is Bupalo Sungubele. I was born in South Africa. I was a camper in 2016 in and a P.S in 2017. I recently graduated from Deering High School and will be attending American University in January of 2019. I love being competitive and striving accomplish goals I’ve set for myself. I love sports. In High Schools I played lacrosse, soccer, as well as track. I’ve always been active and energetic since I was A little kid. Seeds really changed my life and my perspective on the world. It made me realize my passion for youth voice and social justice in my community. I am definitely ready break this world record as a team and i’m willing to do anything to see the smiles on our faces after we’ve accomplished our goal. After all, team work makes the dream work.
My name is Davion Jackson, I was a camper in 2016, PS in 2017. I am a track athlete ranked in the top 20 in my class for the sport and I also enjoy trail running. When I was asked I didnt know what I was getting myself into about seeds of peace but I’m glad I joined the family and I’m ready to crush this record
Tarek (facilitator/coordinator 2010-18) enjoys being alive, especially when directing his energies towards the sanctity and interdependence of life all around. Tarek tries to balance a passion for transformative, restorative, and social change with a love for play, movement, and self-reflection. His random assortment of colorful adventure stories include high suspense search and rescue missions, cycling across the Tibetan and Lesotho plateaus, climbing the Empire State Building, spontaneous break dancing in a Ugandan village, disappearing into Canyonlands, near death in the Himalayas, dancing until dawn, riding waves, paddling around islands, ascending volcanoes, juggling his sons…
Salat (camper in 2012, and counselor in 2015-18) was raised in Syracuse, New York, where he currently lives. He recently graduated from Cazenovia College with a Psychology degree and has been actively involved in his community as educator, activist, and volunteer. You will see him in poor communities where he’s engaging with youth in helping them become the best version of themselves through educating, motivating, and mentoring. Salat struggles to stay still due to having a lot of energy in his body. He uses sports to get rid of access energy to maintain the calm vibes people sense when they have conversations with him. Right now, he struggled writing this bio because of his excitement to being part of a Guinness World record attempt and more importantly doing it with his friends!
Hamzeh Ghosheh attended camp as a camper (2009), P.S (2010) and counsellor (2014/2016/2018). Seeds for me was a transformative experience because it introduced me to such inspiring people, people who would set a target and set off to achieve it, not wait for stuff to happen. In my daily life, I am challenging my heavily-organized self by embarking on an unknown journey through quitting my full-time job at the UN and starting my own business at the age of 25! Soccer and Dabkeh (traditional Palestinian dance) are my passion I am wheeling to inspire my Palestinian brothers and sisters to fight the occupation by breaking off of their own chains first and challenging what our community determines we can/should do. I am also wheeling in memory of one of my heroes and mentors, the late Wil Smith ( 1968-2015), I hope to spread his faith in humanity and compassion.
Saba (Counselor 2018) is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College from Toronto, ON. She spend her last three years at Dartmouth on the Women’s Rugby team where she played as a wing and a fullback but she spent the majority of her time before that swimming and diving. After recovering from her shoulder surgery, she hopes to compete in triathlons and join a club rugby team and definitely can’t wait to come back to Seeds next year!