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Blog On Social Inequalities & Policy Making

Anika is a 17-year old student from Brookline, Massachusetts.
High School
Brookline High School
Graduation Year
Student review
The most value part of the program was the independence and guidance my mentor, Sarah, gave me. I felt completely in control of the direction of my project, but I always knew that she was there for me if I got stuck or simply needed to talk it out. This support was crucial because it kept me motivated to expand the project and take risks, knowing that someone was there with me. In addition, I learned a lot about my community through researching and the in-depth discussions with Sarah. She helped challenge my perspective on the world by asking thought-provoking questions and giving me real life insight from her experiences. I am so grateful for her help throughout this journey and would not have been able to do it without her!

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Project description

Anika created a blog called Systemic Connections, which offers a place to read and write articles from students passionate about social inequalities and policy making. She began this project by researching and writing her own articles about different socio-economic disparities and how the pandemic has exacerbated them. She realized it would be more valuable to open the blog up so that students anywhere could publish their own writing to add multiple perspectives. In effect, contributors can write about their own personal experiences, their opinions on possible solutions, the history of specific injustices, and more. The overall goal of this project is to foster more discussions and awareness of social disparities in hopes of creating social change in our community.

Project outcome

Anika's blog is now up and running! She also has been contacting social impact groups to get more writers' voices on the blog.

Read Anika's Blog!

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