Mark Jackson, 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.

As a young black male, Mark Jackson worries about police violence every day. He hopes the next president will bring more accountability to the nation’s justice system.

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.