“Maybe it’s because they don’t understand it. Maybe it’s because they don’t care.”
Gizelle is a senior at Thomas Kelly High School. The issue she cares about most is mental health.
#YouthTheMic is a series of portraits of young people stepping up to the mic and speaking their mind about the social issue they care about most. Our first set of portraits feature young people who attended the Mikva Challenge Youth Congress. The Youth Congress brought together hundreds of high school students throughout Chicago to discuss the issues they care about with Chicago leaders.