LEADING THROUGH A CRISIS
We continue highlighting young people across the world who are doing well beyond their part to cultivate hope and solidarity.
McAllen, Texas – Young people across the Rio Grande Valley have been leading organizing efforts. The RGV Free Fridge in McAllen Food Park was the product of two college activists at UTRGV who sought to get food to anyone and everyone in need, free of charge. Though the project was (controversially) ended by the City of McAllen, other projects like the RGV Mutual Aid Fund are still operational, and signify the growing voice of the valley’s youth.
Bemidji, Minnestota – Ojibwe youth organizers celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day with an event urging young Native Americans to embrace their heritage and work to create change. 7th Generation is an organization founded on the principle that today’s leaders must act on behalf of seven generations in the future.
U.S. – Student journalists are breaking stories in college newspapers across the country, ensuring that their peers and communities stay informed even as local newspapers struggle during the pandemic. Youth reporting – often focused on COVID-19 cases and consequences – has been credited in professional outlets while online readership is skyrocketing.