After moving in to its office, NYRA’s first task was hiring interns.
After a brief search two excellent interns were found and began work
on February 2. The interns were initially arranged by the Howard
Gardner school in Virginia, an alternative high school that gives
students time on Friday to pursue internships. Luke Remchuk, a
student at that school came to interview and brought along his friend,
Spencer Hopkins, a student at Walter Johnson high school in Maryland.
Both were very interested in youth rights and were eager to begin
work. They have been hired as grassroots organizers working
specifically to start new NYRA chapters. With more time and resources
devoted to chapter formation it is hoped this year will be our best
yet for expanding our grassroots.