Jack Kreuzer, New York

Cheektowaga Central High School | Cheektowaga, NY

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.

Jack Kreuzer’s spoken word poem tries to capture the struggles of working class Americans and asks the future president to raise the minimum wage.

Produced by Jake Buckley, a student of Cheektowaga Central High School in Cheektowaga, New York. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Joel Malley. Mentor support provided by WBFO.