First in Future: President of the Student Advisory Board at the Institute of Politics, UNC-Chapel Hill Lucy Russell

Summary: In 2015, the Institute for Emerging Issues found that young people aged 18-29 are less likely to volunteer, give money, participate in groups or trust people in their neighborhood. That’s not good and it’s not good for North Carolina. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor once said “ . . . developing leaders of tomorrow takes patience, passion and civics education.” This week’s First in Future guest is Lucy Russell of the Institute of Politics at UNC-Chapel Hill, a student founded organization with a mission to create more civically-engaged students. Russell knows that there is a strong appetite among young people to listen and learn, share their opinions and see how democracy works.

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