There is an interesting new post at Teenvogue by Rachel Janfaza that is much recommended. Take a look:
Zev Dickstein Shapiro, a 17-year-old social entrepreneur from Cambridge, Massachusetts, is revolutionizing the social media game. His new app, Turnout, will serve as a niche social network for young activists. Set to launch this fall, Turnout connects local youth organizers, informs young people about events going on in the area, and provides resources for actions like voter registration and reaching out to legislators.
Working with a team of computer scientists, tech enthusiasts, and fellow high school students, Shapiro used his political acuity to gather a group of individuals proficient in modern social organizing.
Shapiro is no newcomer to politics. At age nine, he found himself disappointed in the lack of access to good, healthy food at his Cambridge public school, so he started a petition to create a salad bar.
“This was an issue of equity because many students couldn’t afford to bring a lunch from home and were forced, in a sense, to eat the school lunch,” Shapiro tells Teen Vogue. “I organized the community — principal, students, teachers — around this petition. We went to the school committee, and it was passed unanimously.”
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