Honoree Spotlight

Jasmine N. Lewis

Age: 18

I live in: Tuscaloosa, AL

College / High School: The University of Alabama

Three words to describe myself: Ambitious, Poetic, Resilient

A quote I love:
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

A book I love: The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur

A civic superhero I look up to?
Yara Shahidi

Overview of the project they are working on right now that includes the impact the project is making.

I orchestrated invitations, and songs, for potential Commence 2030 speakers and attendees and worked on outreach to organizations. I always provide my vivid ideas and a listening ear (plus music playlists).

Why I am excited to join Civics 2030
It is amazing to be part of such a phenomenal coalition of leaders who are destined to change our democracy - and ultimately our world.

My vision for the future of American democracy
My vision is for communities to continue to stand in solidarity with one another and for systemic disparities to be dismantled so our government meets the necessities of ALL people.

The kind of superhero I am striving to become
I aspire to be a civic superhero of intellect, change, and authenticity - retaining every aspect of my character while fighting for the preservation of justice, security, and opportunity for humanity.