OPHS adopts a section of the road

Our Future club adopts a section of the road


Workers install the signs across the Oak Park streets to promote adopting a road.

Aviva Medved and Olivia Papanicolaou

The Our Future club helps bring the “Adopt a Road” program to Oak Park Unified School District’s Environmental Education and Awareness committee. In this program, students from other school districts pick up trash and clean up certain areas of the road. Their ultimate goal is to make the community a cleaner space and to improve the environment. 

The Our Future club agreed to walk down Kanan Road, between Deerhill Road and Lindero Canyon Road, and clean up trash for a way to give back to the community. 

“We just want to clean up the community and make sure that Oak Park is a clean space and possibly inspire other communities around us to clean up the same way that we were inspired, ” Our Future club president and senior Leo Mazzocco said. 

The Oak Park community is very grateful for the club’s dedication to clean up and improve our environment.

“It’s a way to give back to the community and we are very appreciative of their efforts,” said chairperson of the EEAC and a partner to the OPHS Our Future Keyla Treitmanlub. 

Eric Pryor was inspired by the students’ dedication to the club and felt that he should become the adviser of Our Future club.

“I’m usually too busy to be a club adviser, but in the fall of 2014, a freshman, Vaishnavi Tipireddy, came to me for Our Future club. She was so focused, confident and mature, especially for a freshman. She convinced me to become the adviser,” Pryor said. 

Pryor believes that the students are continuing to do a great job of being involved in the club, especially with the recent road adoption.

“I think it’s a great idea, especially for young people, to get involved in their community,” Pryor said.