BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder & President
Adriana Mancini, Founder and President of Students4H2O, Inc. is passionate about the environment. Her activism began as a fourth-grade student when she founded Bessey Creek Elementary School’s Team Green. This recycling program empowers and provides leadership opportunities for all students together through a common goal of protecting our environment and becoming involved in the community through recycling efforts. As of 2015, Team Green Martin is implemented in several Martin County schools as part of a district-wide initiative.
Adriana is equally passionate about clean water, which led her to establish Students4H2O, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in Martin County, Florida, in 2018. Students4H2O’s mission is to enhance education, stewardship, and citizenship, beginning with elementary and middle school students.
Since 2009, Adriana has raised over $70,000 to help end the global water crisis. Helping provide access to clean water and sanitation will allow girls to spend less time finding water and more time in school.
As the first high school recipient of Seton Hall University’s United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Challenge in 2016, Adriana quickly became fascinated by the UN’s objectives to end poverty, reduce inequalities, and protect our environment by 2030. Adriana fervently believes that every individual matters and a sustainable community will lead to a sustainable planet, and the goals of Students4H2O are closely aligned with those of the United Nations.
Adriana graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. She also graduated summa cum laude from Indian River State College’s dual-enrollment program with an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration and her high school diploma from Clark Advanced Learning Center. Currently, she is a student in the University of Florida’s online Master of Arts in Mass Communications program, specializing in Public Interest Communication.