Youth Corps Eco-Leadership Program student, Malik, has been dreaming of a butterfly mural for his alma mater, Hughes Middle School, for over a year. With the help of Grades of Green, Malik was able to team up with Long Beach artist Katie Phillips of Squeeze Art Collective to bring his dream to reality! Over the course of one weekend, Katie and Malik were able to create a one of a kind butterfly mural near the Hughes Middle School garden. Malik is passionate about butterflies, and hopes that this mural will be an inspiration and talking point for Hughes Middle School students and community members for years to come. Congratulations Malik on the completion of “Monarch Celebration”, students will forever enjoy this colorful, fun, creative way to encourage people to protect butterflies. Interested in learning more about Malik and other Youth Corps Eco-Leadership program projects? Click here to learn more!