The JFK Hyannis Museum is proud to announce that Katie Curran, student and JFK Hyannis Museum intern, was featured in CBS Boston News’ Eye On Education: Project Next Generation. Curran’s dream was to start a movement to stop a growing problem: young people aren’t voting. She then created and funded her own organization doing all the research by herself.
“The youth civic voter turnout engagement has been quite low in recent years and I really wanted to challenge that convention,” Curran says. “I believe that youth are the greatest resource in our world and if enough lives are changed our whole world can be positively influenced.”
On her own, Curran learned to apply for grants, raised $50,000 and with that money started and grew Project Next Generation.
She and volunteers have run classes for 200 younger middle school kids on the Cape on civic engagement, model U.N. and community service.
“We give them the tools to find their passions and then hit the ground running bringing change in to the community,” Curran says.