Romona's Kids urging people to get out and vote. (Source: WOIO)
MENTOR, OH (WOIO) -
We've been hearing that young voters could have a "big" impact on the 2016 election. That's why some local high school students are doing their part to get out the youth vote.
For this week’s Romona’s Kids, we went to Mentor to find out how.
The Junior Leadership Class of 2016 is made up of juniors from various Lake County high schools. Their service project this year is, "Your Voice, Your Vote," targets people ages 16 to 26.
They sponsored a booth at Great Lakes Mall last weekend, complete with an actual voting machine and sample ballot, to register voters and let everyone, even those who are too young to vote yet, know that "civic involvement" is important at any age!
"It's important because we want everyone to know that their voice does matter and they might think that they’re just one person, but you should really go out there and influence other people so the country can be how you want it to be," said Eastlake North High School junior, Frankie Collins.
"You want to be able to control what's going on in your community, and the best way to do that is to vote for issues that you think are good for your community," said Colin Kane, Lake Catholic High School junior.
The kids are also doing public service announcements and videos for their schools.
In April, the group will have 10 more voter registration drives. They hope it will lead to a larger turnout in this year's election.