Jacob McDaniel, Tennessee

Smoky Mountain Youth Media | Knoxville, TN

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.

Jacob McDaniel wants to see specialized career training beginning in middle and high school so that students are better prepared for the workforce.

Produced by Zach Bradley, Brett Baumann, Manuel Chellar, Kayla Hammer, Griff McCallen, Jacob Neal, Katie Newhouse, Aubrey Salm and Lex Witkop, students of Smoky Mountain Youth Media at East Tennessee PBS. Mentor support provided by SRL Connected Mentor William Isom of East Tennessee PBS.