In this episode, Jaida interviews Jameson Cohen, the 18-year-old founder of Circle of Friends, about his passion for public service. Jameson launched Circle of Friends in New York City near the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with a plan to connect the children of essential workers with volunteer high school students for online tutoring. Today, Circle of Friends, whose services are entirely free, works with all kinds of families all over the country.
In our inaugural episode, Jaida interviews Danielle Geathers, the first Black woman to be elected student body president at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a rising junior mechanical engineer. Danielle was featured in Time Magazine's New American Revolution project in August 2020.
Jaida, a MicroSociety 7th grader at Jersey City Global Charter School (JCGCC), is the host of our new series, "Adventures With Jaida," interviewing youth activists from within the MicroSociety community and far beyond. Jaida is a youth activist herself, having led a school outreach program to homeless veterans and an anti-bullying campaign. She is also JCGCC grade-level governor, a peer mentor, and an advisor to MicroSociety, Inc.'s Presidential Team.