Ioana Lungescu

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hello, my name is Ioana Lungescu. The reason I joined SWAT was to become more aware about the decisions everyone around me seemed to be making haphazardly – life-altering, brain-changing decisions. But SWAT became more of a gift the further involved I got. I was able to get my voice out, to see adults and community leaders frown at the weight of my words. By becoming a youth activist, three other involved members and I were able to reform Broward County School Board policy. We presented to parents, teachers, and, most importantly, students (the future parents and teachers), and current decision-makers. While my mission in SWAT — to cure the epidemic of teenage smoking/vaping — has just begun, my ideas, message, and voice have only grown stronger amid the strength and support of my peers.

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