Taylor KikuIshimoto, 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.

Many children within the nation’s foster care system face of abuse and mistreatment. Kiku Ishimoto draws upon her time volunteering with foster youth to ask the next president to reform the program.

Produced by Keala Naipo, 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.