Youth Justice Ambassadorjabalogu@TexasCJC.org
Jemima Abalogu is a senior at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, where she serves on the theatre department’s Executive Board as the Social Event Coordinator, handling student interaction and aiding in fundraising efforts. She also serves her community as a founder and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 72 in Scouts BSA (the first all-female troop in the Westlake and Bee Cave areas). In 2017, she was awarded first place in the Equal Justice Initiative’s Racial and Economic Injustice essay contest for her original work, “We Cannot Forget: A Continuation of Police Brutality Against Black Youth.” Additionally, Jemima was one of 52 students selected nationally to attend the Telluride Association’s Sophomore Seminar at Cornell University, studying the concept and role that race plays in our society. She hopes to study political science and social policy in college and ultimately earn her Juris Doctor. As a Policy Associate at TCJC, Jemima is researching the ill effects of zero-tolerance policies in schools and the benefits of implementing restorative justice programs.