Our Youth Have A Lot To Say, We Should Be Listening

The most persuasive advocates are so often young people directly affected by a pernicious social problem.

Last year, SLP worked with an inspiring group of 5th graders in Brooklyn who persuaded their principal to improve the food and environment in their school cafeteria.  Their project was motivated by concerns about students who eat school lunch and their ability to thrive academically, physically, and emotionally.  In this 4/27/16 post on Chalkbeat, NYC high school senior Aminata Abdouramane raises an additional concern: bullying experienced by students who have no choice but to take advantage of the free lunch program.  Speaking from personal experience, she makes a powerful case for her solution: universal free lunch.

Click here for more information about how to help young people like Aminata advocate for universal free lunch.