Throughout the summer, I have been reflecting on my passion for expanding programs and resources that prepare K-12 students for careers and entrepreneurship. I have particular interest in working with middle and high school students from low-income communities who have minimal access to relevant resources. My philosophy is simple; Investing in our youth should be part of the discussion on how we can create strong, long-term economic growth.
Furthermore, over the summer, I have had the opportunity of speaking with organizations that are partnering with local businesses to provide career development and summer internship programs for High School students. These organizations develop partnerships with city, state, public, and private industries to fund such programs. Furthermore, one community offers free tuition in 2 and 4 year institutions so that low-income students can further their education. Political stakeholders should use these examples as a model to determine how they can create similar programs.
As mid-terms elections are approaching, I aim to continue my work; not as a campaigner, but as an advocate for stronger policies for our youth.