Our young people are changemakers AND newsmakers. Check them out:
- On WNYC, as Aicha Cherif, a junior at School of the Future and Saskia Van Horn, a senior at Energy Tech High School, exhort peers to turn out at the ballot box as well as at protests in Students Who March for Gun Control Plan to Vote for It, Too
- On WNYC, again, where YVoter Nuzhat Wahid, a senior at the Academy of American Studies, tells us This Is How NYC Students Plan a Walkout
- In Clover, in which YVoter Veronica Vasquez schools us all on “How To Be a Political Activist (Even If You’re Too Young To Vote)”
- In Alternet, popping off the page in Andrea Gabor’s article The Best Way To Prevent Future Trumps: Teach Kids That Voting Matters, which provides an in-depth account of YVoters’ summer meeting with NYC Councilman Brad Lander and the astute, informed questions they raised.
- In Education Week, featured in an article called “Eighteen in ’18: Bringing Youth into the Political Process, in which YVote is described as offering “a context, a catalyst, and a scaffold as students wrestle with how to build a better future.”
- In Chalkbeat, profiled in “What three New York City teens say about politics today — and getting their peers to vote,” telling us what they’re passionate about, what teens can teach adults about, ways to get teens to commit to voting, and how they’d describe the current political environment
- In the New York Times, where Saskia Van Horn shouts out YVote as being on her Summer Bucket List.