The Powerful Youth Perspective

November 11, 2022

Madilyn Fratis (she/her) is a National Stamps Scholar at Elizabethtown College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania interning with Born This Way Foundation’s Communications Team. As a major in Public Relations with minors in Political Science and Spanish, she integrates passions for social justice and helping others into her studies. She has co-founded Stand Together Against Racism, a youth-led initiative to combat racism through education and dialogue, and developed the organization’s podcast titled, The Powerful Youth Perspective. 

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The Powerful Youth Perspective podcast was developed to combat social injustice through education, dialogue, and storytelling. Stemming from the youth-led Stand Together Against Racism (STAR) initiative, our dedicated group of high school and college students decided to document the conversations we were having surrounding topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our goal is to host a variety of different guests who can speak from their own life experiences, offering new perspectives from which we can learn. Speaking with guests from various professions, cultures, cities, genders, races, and religions can inform listeners about the world around them, bridging the gap between different perspectives, and ultimately unifying as one. We believe fighting for justice begins with listening to one another. The Powerful Youth Perspective fosters this mission, beginning with conversation.

Below is the Episode 8 of The Powerful Youth Perspective. In this episode, Miss Berks County 2022, Jenna Martorana shares her mental health journey and how she uses her platform to advocate for mental health acceptance. We invite you to listen to it below or you can view the transcript here.

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