IDEA scholars made the most of an opportunity to make their voices heard when they participated in the Ward 7 Summit on December 3. Councilman-elect Vincent Gray invited IDEA to engage with other community members to discuss education, public safety, economic development, jobs, and affordable housing in Ward 7.
Rashad Barnes, Steve Cheuko, Abiola Olubuyi, Malaysia Johnson, Dominque Whitaker, and Te'Von Wilson spent their Saturday meeting with community members and leaders about these issues. Summit participants used electronic keypads to vote on topics and provided written responses to questions about key issues. Their input will be included in Gray’s January 2 plan that will be published on his website for public view.
Congratulations to these scholars for their willingness to help shape the future of Ward 7 and the District of Columbia.