Vision from all, Voice for All

Sarai is a senior at APB she is  one of the host on the podcast. She is intelligent, hardworking, and enthusiastic. She pledged to do her best on the podcast and provide the best content. By doing this, she would get students to participate more in the community and be aware of whats going on in the world.

Hector is a student at Animo Pat Brown and is one of the bloggers for the APB Democracy Lab. He is very perceptive and enthusiastic about participating in this project and believes that informing the youth about politics is key for progression. Overall, Hector is excited to converse and engage with new ideas.

Lissete is a senior at Animo Pat Brown and is the web designer and photographer of the APB Democracy Lab. She is very passionate about her culture and isn’t afraid to voice her opinions. Through this project, she hopes to influence others to voice their opinions and for her community to be heard. She believes that by encouraging her peers to participate, her generation will create a better America that is open to every race, gender, and ethnicity, politically and socially.

Jocelyn, a senior at APB working on the website's podcast, is someone who works best with others. As someone who is a good conversationalist and is good at helping others get involved, she is someone who wants to help the community she lives in, get more involved in what's going on in the world. Jocelyn wants to start a conversation on controversial or even difficult topics in politics and get students and parents information on rallies, current events around our neighborhood, and even help register eligible voters.

Kimberly is a senior at Animo Pat Brown and the writer at APB Democracy Lab. Known to have good communication skills and involvement in her community, she is excited to get to know more about how people in the community involve themselves in politics and learn more about people’s stories of their own experiences with government.


Joel Snyder, Democracy Lab Coach

Mr. Snyder has been teaching Government and Civics since 2003 and at Animo Pat Brown Charter High School since 2010, when APB graduated its first senior class.

He has participated in fellowships and training through the Citizen University, the American Bar Association, SXSWedu, the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Joel is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

The APB Democracy Lab
8255 Beach St, Los Angeles, CA 90001

Mr. Snyder with APB alumni speaking at SXSWedu in 2016.