SRL Academy 2021 | Potato Squad: Online learning, war reflection, gender binary, 2020 graduates

July 8, 2021

One Alabama high school graduates relies on patience and faith to survive a less-than-ideal start to her college experience.

This piece was produced by Terry Jones, Jr. from Clay-Chalkville High School in Pinson, Alabama, with support from Associate Youth Media Producer Becky Wandel.


Sahar Qumsiyeh grew up in Palestine and is now a math professor near her home in Idaho. She reflects on the reality of living under an oppressive occupation.

This piece was produced by Ruby Barrus from Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho, with support from Associate Youth Media Producer Becky Wandel.


Three students enrolled in the Honors Academy at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn struggle to maintain their high-achieving reputation during online learning.

This piece was produced by Madeline Mayes from Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, New York, with support from Associate Youth Media Producer Becky Wandel.


SRL Academy Fellow Lilly Rodriguez talks to peers in Philadelphia determined to debunk the gender binary.

This piece was produced by Lilly Rodriguez from The U School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with support from Associate Youth Media Producer Becky Wandel.