Youth Organizing Against the School to Prison Pipeline

Jonels vision for the community is to combat the school to prison pipeline by building power among youth not reached through mentorship programs and Fellowships. She has started a youth organizing program in Gainesville where she teaches youth how to lobby and how to bring about change through building collective power. Eventually, she wants these powerful youth to work on combating the school to prison pipeline, particularly the zero tolerance programs being pushed in Florida which instill in youth at an early age the idea that they are criminals.

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