Will Jawando, chair of the Montgomery County Council’s Education and Culture Committee, kicked off his education listening tour by meeting with students, school employees and families at Northwood High School in Silver Spring.
Within two years, Jawando hopes to have visited every school cluster. On Monday, he spoke to students about staying far away from drugs, getting involved in after school activities and remembering to vote when they turn 18.
He also spoke about police in the schools and student’s mental health issues.
Jawando stressed that although he grew up poor, he still became an attorney, an employee in President Barack Obama’s administration and is now in his second term on council. Therefore, he told students both individually and in group settings, that they, too, can reach their dreams.
Councilmember Will Jawando spent the morning listening to students, teachers and administrators at Northwood high school on their pressing topics and needs. @MCPS pic.twitter.com/RE4a0GkLa9
— Montgomery Council (@MoCoCouncilMD) January 30, 2023