Youth Activists

Episode 2: Jameson Cohen’s Infectious Passion for Public Service

In this interview series hosted by MicroSociety 7th-grader Jaida, learn about student activists who are making a difference inside MicroSociety communities and far beyond.

Adventures With Jaida

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.

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