Eight students from Jefferson Junior High got the opportunity to attend the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Student Leadership Day. There they learned more about past and current human rights injustices, and heard more about people who have overcome them.
“My biggest takeaway is probably how powerful people our age can be. A lot of the times we’re ignored and we don’t feel like we can do much until we get older, but they really showed us how impactful we can be even as teenagers and how much the world actually needs our help,” said Megan Cablk, an eighth grader at Jefferson.
They are now using this knowledge to make a difference in their own community, by planning and implementing a community service project.
The group is hoping to raise funds and awareness for local Special Olympics programs.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.