Hope Johnson, Washington, D.C.

Woodrow Wilson High School | Washington, D.C.

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.

Hope Johnson hopes the next president will recognize the growing cost of college and look for ways to make higher education accessible to everyone.

Produced by Maia Grieve, Mark Jackson, Hope Johnson and Olivia Toggas, students of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Kadesha Bonds. Station support provided by WHUT.