Jamesville-DeWitt High School students are finding a way to make their voices heard through the Greater Good Initiative. Students can get involved with this program by applying to become a fellow. Fellows have the opportunity to become directors of different policies in the future.
The Greater Good Initiative is a student run organization based in Washington D.C. and founded by two seniors in Virginia. The goal of the organization is to allow for youth to give their input on some of the nation’s most pressing issues by creating non-partisan policy solutions that are sustainable and very effective. The GGI has already made a COVID-19 policy based on the impact of the virus on education, economic, and public health. This organization strives to make a better future for not only themselves but also our region and even our next generation.
The GGI is sponsoring a virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, June 25th, 2020. According to Co-Director of the Federal Advocacy, Sophia Clinton, “This event will feature directors from various organizations in Virginia and Washington, D.C. as well as members of the Virginia House of Delegates, VA State Senators, and our GGI Co-Director, Adam Ashley.”
In the past this event has been run like a town hall, and within this town hall, important organizers and leaders come together to speak on some of the goals of the town hall, and some even present ideas. After doing all this, the leaders and organizers open the floor to questions and comments of the people attending.
Clinton also explains that, “With all of the crazy things going on in our world, as well as the uncertainty that comes with being in a global pandemic, we as young people need to take control of our futures.”
Apply to become a fellow HERE.
For more information:
The Greater good website: https://linktr.ee/thegreatergoodinitiative
The Greater Good Instagram: @thegreatergoodinitiative