Ty Smith, Colorado

Vista PEAK Preparatory | Aurora, CO

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.

Ty Smith wants the next president to proactively address the rising call for reforms in police use-of-force.

Produced by Christopher Castaneda, Lance Colbruno and Ty Smith, students of Vista PEAK Preparatory in Aurora, Colorado. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Jason Burchard. Station support provided by Rocky Mountain PBS.