Ted Talk: Every Kid Needs a Champion

Janelle Bynum talked about passing opportunity on- from one generation to the next, and within a community- and she sees educational equality and educational opportunity as the key to passing opportunity on to the next generation. She is passionate about education and about pushing for policies that will help minority kids with the understanding that what lifts minority kids will lift everyone. 

Like Janelle, Rita Pierson was the daughter of two teachers, and passionate about being a champion for the kids in her classroom. Her mission- to lift up the kids in her classroom who needed it most- was similar to Janelle's; Rita Pierson took on that challenge in the classroom, where Janelle takes it on in the legislature.