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SVP_JadeLouisClarkeMcKay

Cat Rescuer

Before I was in kindergarten, I started rescuing cats with my mom and my babysitter. We found a group of […]

Jade Louis Clarke McKay (he/him), Grade 7, Friends Meeting School in Ijamsville, Md.

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SVP_AustinSetzler

The Dangerous Turn

Most school days, when one of my parents picks me up, we have to make a turn out of the […]

Austin Setzler (he/him), Grade 8, New Garden Friends School in Greensboro, N.C.

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SVP_CocoCampbell

Stronger Together

From his pink cheeks and the way he walked with his head down, I could tell he was ashamed of […]

Coco Campbell (she/her), Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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SVP_MainaVaidya

Our Turn

The petition was signed by 30 girls. It was very simple, or at least we thought so. All we wanted […]

Maina Vaidya (she/her), Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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SVP_LaraAsch

From Juicy Burger to Leafy Greens

A man I had never met before was sitting in front of me waiting patiently, when my father spoke. “This […]

Lara Asch (she/her), Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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SVP_AnkitaAchanta

Teaching Tech to Seniors

In seventh and eighth grade, while attending Newtown Friends School (NFS), I clerked the Tech Team, a student‐run committee charged […]

Ankita Achanta (she/her), Grade 9, George School in Newtown, Pa.

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SVP_AriaGratson

The Spectrum of Equality

The first time I was aware of someone using the word “gay” as an insult was in sixth grade. Though […]

Aria Gratson (she/her), Grade 9, Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa.

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SVP_KieraLarrieu

False Face Must Hide What the False Heart Doth Know

I thought of one of my best friends as the nicest, happiest person I knew. In the time that I […]

Kiera Larrieu (she/her), Grade 9, Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa.

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SVP_NoaPhillips

Food Insecurity in Philadelphia

Every Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., I make 50 bagged lunches for homeless people in Kensington, a neighborhood in […]

Noa Phillips (they/them), Grade 9, Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa.

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SVP_CharlieKerry

Learning to Help the Homeless

Walking down the streets in downtown D.C., I saw homeless people everywhere: on the sides of the street, outside churches, […]

Charlie Kerry (he/him), Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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