Jack Petocz Is Organizing Florida’s Youth in the Fight Against Hatred

Jack Petocz Is Organizing Florida’s Youth in the Fight Against Hatred

“I’m really focused on unseating Governor DeSantis, who has failed Floridians,” Jack says. That’s why he’s recently begun as the policy director at Gen-Z for Change, a nonprofit run by young people leveraging social media to educate and mobilize their peers. For now, Jack is concentrating on the 2022 midterms. “We’re seeing DeSantis trying to … Read more

What School Is Like for Florida LGBTQ Students Post-‘Don’t Say Gay’

What School Is Like for Florida LGBTQ Students Post-‘Don’t Say Gay’

This story about LGBTQ+ students was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter.  WINTER PARK, Fla. — Nearly a dozen Winter Park High School students settled into a classroom, forming a semi-circle around 17-year-old Will Larkins, who sat cross-legged … Read more