Jake Knapp, Georgia

Dalton Middle School | Dalton, GA

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.

While some Americans are concerned about job security, Jake Knapp believes immigration makes the U.S. economy stronger and hopes the next president sees it that way as well.

Produced by Carli Gazaway, Isabella Grafe, Lexi Jaekel and Ava Knowles, students of Dalton Middle School in Dalton, Georgia. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Gina Gray. Station support provided by Georgia Public Broadcasting.