Ben Brown reached out to me over a year ago after hearing about the podcast and noticing the chance for collaboration. We chatted, and our shared vision for a future where young people had more of a role in policymaking was inspiring.
A few months ago, we started our official collaboration, and it has been an honor to become a partner of the Association of Young Americans. It’s crazy that this organization didn’t exist before Ben started it, but now that it’s here, we’re already seeing results.
We dive deep in this interview into how AYA started, the benefits of membership, and what their lobbyists are doing in Washington advocating for education reform.