Hi! I’m Audrey from the California Bay Area. I’m on my high school’s varsity dance team and newspaper staff. I love spending time with friends, listening to music, and cuddling with my dogs.
I think the biggest problem facing youth today is a sense of despondency. So much is happening in the world today that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or even frightened. It is up to us to channel that fear into a determination to better the world and stop the hatred.
My biggest takeaway from Global Scholar was realizing that every person (including teens!) has the power to bring about change, and learning the actual steps of how to do so. GS provides such an amazing opportunity for students and young people to mobilize and get firsthand experience in what it’s like to push for change and utilize our power effectively to see that change through.