Maureen Sedonean, Founder

Adults typically do not look to young people to help them solve issues that affect them. In fact many adults view youth from a paternalistic client perspective, and treat them as clients and not as a constituents. If we don’t allow young people to be partners in solving the issues that affect them, we miss an enormous opportunity to teach them how to take responsibility for their lives, how to exercise their voice, and how to become engaged citizens and community members. Not engaging them breeds voter apathy and makes young people want to tune out and disconnect.