Rahjanera Smith, Ohio

Hughes STEM High School, Cincinnati, OH

What if teenagers felt they had a voice in the future of our country? This election season, the Student Reporting Labs network of more than 100 schools across the country asked middle and high school students to talk to the next president about the issues they feel need to be addressed.

Nearly half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and face income inequality. Rahjanera Smith wants the next president to tackle this problem by raising the country’s minimum wage.


Produced by Charles Davis, student of Hughes STEM High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Melissa Sherman. Station support provided by CET.