When 20-year-old Shay Estelle transferred to Woodward Academy, her arrival continued a trend she was very familiar with. Her enrollment at the Atlanta private school became her fourth time being the “new kid” in school. She attended Whitefield Academy until sixth grade and spent seventh grade at Killian Hill Christian School. Grades eight to 10 were at Woodward. She studied abroad for 11th grade then returned to Woodward to graduate high school.
As millions of Americans prepare to vote in November – and in many cases, primaries and state and local elections through the summer as well – lots of people are talking about voting by mail. It is a way to protect the integrity of the country’s voting system and to limit potential exposure to the coronavirus, which continues to spread widely in the U.S.
Politics are complicated. The systems putting our elected officials into office aren’t as simple as we were taught in school. Georgia’s complicated system of counties and commissions results in hundreds of government officials at the state level. AY looked into Georgia’s officials for the recent primary election and now we’re looking at the process to get on the ballot.
In the upcoming election, Millennials and Gen Z will make up more than one-third of the eligible voting demographic. In theory, this would make young people a major deciding factor in the 2020 presidential election.
That is, if they vote.
The United States has one of the lowest rates of youth voter turnout in the world. The gap between 18- to 29-year-olds and those over 60, a common measuring stick, is more than twice as large here than it is in comparable democracies, like Canada and Germany.
Tyler Griffin and the Butler Law Firm Demand Justice and Compensation from Atlanta PD – What You Need to Know about Civil Suits Against the Police
On April 5, 2019, Tyler Griffin noticed an unmarked car following closely behind him. Confused and unaware that the car belonged to the Atlanta Police Department, Griffin pulled into a nearby driveway. Suddenly, all he could see was a bright light, as a man approached his driver’s side window.
TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity
Social media has proven itself as a tool for political activism, from online boycotts to offline gatherings. It also has implications for how political campaigns operate. Social media can aid campaigns with voter targeting efforts, but it can also make the electoral process vulnerable to misinformation and manipulation, including from foreign actors.
Teenagers in the United States are informed about their political world and capable of effectively evaluating political leaders, including President Donald Trump.
This runs counter to stereotypes that adults tend to hold about teens. Ask most adults to describe the political abilities of the typical American adolescent and you may hear words like “apathetic,” “uninformed” and “immature.”
“Now that we have private tutoring, we are able to go one-on-one with kids that need help,” said Donovan, who advises other small business owners to make themselves adaptable.