Author: Lily Blaustein

Lily Blaustein is a 17 year old rising senior at Whitney M Young Magnet High School. She’s a lover of music, makeup, and pop culture. Lily participated in the Summer Session of the After School Matters sponsored program, Hashtags and Handles. She hopes to study communications in college and pursue her interests in digital media and its intersections with activism.

I’m Still in High School and I’ve Found My Passion. Let’s Help More Kids Do That, Too.

From a very young age, I’ve always been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Some lucky students are really good at math and have their hearts set on being an engineer, and others have known that they’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since the age of five. But many more students, even in high school,…