Meet the Advisory Board
My name is Agnes, I’m a college undergraduate from the NJ/NY area and I am a part of EYV because I believe civic engagement is a driving force for equity and opportunity.
Hello my name is Jessica Hoffmann and I’m going to be a freshman in college this fall! I joined EYV after a presentation from the League of Women Voters from my high school! I believe it’s important to speak up for what you believe in and be an active member of America’s democracy! I’m so happy I can help other young people do this through being a part of the Energizing Young Voters Advisory Board.
Hello, my name is Jordan Lucas. I’m an undergraduate at NJIT. I wanted to be involved with another organization that addresses important issues of today. Voting rights are huge right now. I never thought in my lifetime that I would witness such archaic ideologies surrounding voter suppression.
I want to be on this advisory board to speak out against ignorance and to educate people my age and beyond about the importance of making their vote count in order to select leaders who share their ideas and support their interests.
Hi! My name is Nitan Shanas and I’m a 2021 graduate of Rutgers University – Camden where I have also had the privilege to serve as the student body president. I joined Energizing Young Voters because I want to be able to uplift the voices of people my age as voting is one of the most effective ways to make our voices heard and see the kinds of changes that we want to see in the world.
My name is Gabrielle Beck. I am an incoming student at Vanderbilt University. I am involved in EYV because I believe amplifying the voices of youth is integral to enacting enduring change.
Hi! My name is Helen Zhu, and I’m a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North in New Jersey. I am a part of EYV because I understand the importance of encouraging younger individuals to vote and speak up. People spanning all ages and races must be included in order for our nation to grow and develop..
Hello! My name is Charlotte Parauda and I am currently a senior at Middletown High School South in New Jersey. I am involved with the Energizing Young Voters Advisory Board because it is critical that all voices are accounted for in our democracy. The best way to ensure that the younger generation is heard is through civic engagement. EYV not only encourages younger generations to speak up by voting, but educates others about the issues of voter suppression that are still prevalent in today’s society. Our mission is to create a democracy dedicated to preserving voting rights and promoting equality in order to amplify the voices of all Americans.
Charlotte Parauda video for EYV site
Hello, my name is Lily Hardwick and I am a high school junior in New Jersey. The reason I am part of EYV is that I believe that to achieve civic engagement, the voice of the youth is crucial. The youth have the biggest influence in affecting a positive future.
My name is Sheil Shah and I am an immigrant from India. I am currently enrolled in Middlesex County College for Criminal Justice. With my time with Energizing Young Voters, I would like to spread awareness about voting. I want people to acknowledge the sufferings endured by their ancestors to make voting available for everyone. I believe voting can make changes happen and I want to spread the word using social media.
Here are some organizations that might be useful for young voters
LOOKING FOR VOTING INFORMATION? HELP?
- TEXT helpline 732-927-1131 immediate voting help
- VOTE411.org for info on all things voting in the USA
LOOKING FOR CIVICS/VOTING PROJECTS OR GAMES?
iCivics.com – exhaustive collection of teacher-designed MATERIALS for all grades & topics
NJ Center for Civic Education programs/competitions:
- We the People – Get inside the US Constitution and see how it affects your world
- Project Citizen – Want to change something in your school or town?
Mock Election (Rutgers, New Brunswick) – learn about current issues on the ballot, candidates running, or get your school involved