APB Speaker Jaclyn Corin’s Op-Ed Featured in "Teen Vogue"
30 Sep 2019
APB speaker Jaclyn Corin, a leading organizer of March for Our Lives, continues to share her story with the goal of mobilizing and inspiring others. Her new Teen Vogue op-ed piece chronicles how she has grown as a person, an organizer and an advocate in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting tragedy. She also discusses the subsequent growth of a powerful tide of youth activism.
Corin originally foresaw a different future for herself, saying, “I thought I had my whole life planned out. I was going to go to a state college, become a nurse, get married, have kids, and that’s really it. Then came the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, my high school, killing 17 of my fellow students. In its aftermath, I found a different purpose.” After the largest school shooting in American history, Jaclyn and her peers formed March for Our Lives, a youth-led advocacy group with the goal of reforming gun laws and ending gun violence in our country.
March for Our Lives began as one of the largest youth-led demonstrations in American history and Corin is far from done. A shining example of tireless activism, she is in constant contact with student leaders from around the country, organizing local events and voter registration pushes, and promoting the need for more March For Our Lives chapters. Truly a driving force in her generation, Jaclyn Corin is devoted to fighting against gun violence and will forever be an advocate for all types of social justice.