Morgan Smith, California

West Ranch High School | Stevenson Ranch, 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.

The next president needs to focus on police reform, according to Morgan Smith. She feels that better conflict resolution training and more judicial oversight are needed to address the distrust between police and many African American communities.

Produced by Riley Flynn, Moriah Hayes, Callie Thompson and Matthew Yahata, students of West Ranch High School in Santa Clarita, California. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Jennifer Overdevest. Station support provided by PBS SoCal.