Over the course of this year and last year, I have participated in the the Robin Hood Teen Council, a branch of the Robin Hood Foundation which helps fight poverty in New York City. A group of students from all over the city comes to Robin Hood every month to attend Teen Council and learn about the metrics and measurements of poverty in New York City, as well as to hear from the social innovators who help to combat homelessness and hunger. Robin Hood has always inspired me–I have also attended the Fellows program over the summer, which provides an even more in-depth look at what is being done to fight poverty in New York.
I feel very lucky to have been a part of this program over the last two years. I highly Robin Hood Teen Council and/or Fellows for anyone looking to learn more about the problems our city faces and, more importantly, what we can do to help.
Below is Robin Hood’s website: