StateImpact Oklahoma seeks high school students for Zoom election event

StateImpact is partnering with Generation Citizen to get young people's thoughts on Presidential campaigns

  • Robby Korth

This election cycle has been unlike any in recent memory.

StateImpact and Generation Citizen are recruiting Oklahoma high school students for a discussion about how they are consuming and using information about each candidate’s campaign and platform.

On Wednesday, October 21, we want to (virtually) get together students from different parts of Oklahoma, hear their perspective on the big issues being raised by the Presidential campaigns, and have a structured discussion about those perspectives.

The goal: gain insight on what matters to young people as they prepare to become adults in a decade where their involvement in political issues will be incredibly important in shaping their collective futures.

StateImpact will record these Zoom conversations and publish them as part of their Oklahoma Engaged project in two ways: a 4-minute radio story with high-level themes broadcast on Oklahoma NPR affiliates and a longer-format release featuring the conversation in its entirety edited for clarity and flow.

Topics will include:

  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic been handled and what needs to be done about it moving forward?

  • What do you think about recent police conduct and recent activism to try and change it?

  • How do you feel about your future and the future of jobs and other opportunities in your community or across the country?

Students can sign up to participate in one of three 1-hour discussions on Wednesday, Oct. 21st:

  • 9am

  • 11am

  • 1pm

For more information, feel free to contact education reporter Robby Korth at robby@stateimpactoklahoma.org.