To ring in the holiday season, RaiseMe is celebrating #12DaysOfKindness. Each day, we’ll feature a new high school student doing outstanding work to serve their communities. Today’s spotlight is on Michael L., a senior from West Palm Beach, FL who has lobbied in Washington, D.C. to support young women’s empowerment.
Here’s what Michael shared about his community service experience:
What is your act of service ?
I am the officer in charge of social media (Instagram and Twitter). I have also worked on the club’s website, as well as participated in numerous activities outside of school such as visiting our local legislatures. I attended the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington DC, where I also met with our Representatives and Senators where we focused on girls’ access to education in refugee countries.
Can you share your favorite memory from this act of service?
My most memorable story from my service experience was attending the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. where I saw Cara Delevingne, Joan Smalls, and Monique Coleman speak about female empowerment. Additionally, we got to lobby on Capitol Hill for refugee girls’ right for access to education!
What’s one lesson you’ve learned from your service experience?
I have really been able to see just how possible it is for anybody to make a change in this world and the power that speaking to your legislators has. As a teenager that has spoken to my representatives at a city, state, and national level, I feel more outspoken and motivated to fight for what I believe in.
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