HARTFORD, Conn. – A Connecticut teenager has designed an online resource to help immigrant children to prepare for the possible deportation of their parents or guardians.
Sixteen-year-old Jody Bell, will be a senior this fall in Greenwich (FRONTIER’-ich) High School. She says she came up with the idea after hearing of the concerns of friends who were afraid to speak with guidance counselors or adults about their fears around deportation.
Bell says that she knew that she wanted to be “in action” on the immigration issue, but that is not what to do.
Around the same time she was admitted to a Connecticut program called Girls With Impact . The program offers what is advertised as a 12-week mini-MBA program in which teenage girls create businesses, non-profits, or projects that have an impact on the world and their future.