Martita Ureño de Arias, California

Etiwanda High School | Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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.

Martita Ureño de Arias wants the next president to understand the impact of divisive language and work to stop children from being judged by the color of their skin.

Produced by Allicia Dean and Mikayla Seals, students of Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Instruction provided SRL Connected Educator Bernadine Judson. Mentor support provided by Peggy Pico of PBS SoCal.