School: East Mecklenburg High, sophomore
About: She is a member of the Echo Foundation, Kids Voting precinct captain, volunteers for Project Unify with the Special Olympics, and is a special needs prom volunteer.
How do you see your life unfolding in the next 10 years? In 10 years, I would like to see myself active in my community and civically engaged. Hopefully (I will) have completed law school and continued on to practicing family law.
School: South Mecklenburg High, senior
About: He is a member of Mecklenburg Ministries Youth Council, the Echo Foundation, and Bnai Brith Youth Organization. He also interned with Congresswoman Sue Myrick.
How do you see your life unfolding in the next 10 years? In 10 years, I hope to be a congressional staffer, fighting for the issues I care about through writing laws and influencing congressmen and women.
School: North Mecklenburg High, junior
About: She is a member of GenerationNation and hosts her own blog, called Speak the World.
How do you see your life unfolding in the next 10 years? Advocacy through my writing, educating others, commitment to effecting positive change.
School: Myers Park High, senior
About: She is president of Mecklenburg Youth Voice/GenerationNation, president of March of Dimes and Amnesty International at Myers Park, and is a member of the tennis team and the Echo Foundation.
How do you see your life unfolding in 10 years? At this time, I am attracted towards various different career options, and will ultimately pursue one where I can expand the frontiers of knowledge, create opportunities and make a difference in society ...I know my future will be defined by what I can build to make our society a better place.
School: Harding University High, junior
About: He is a member of the Echo Foundation and Model UN; president of Future Business Leaders of America; and volunteers with Crisis Assistance Ministry and the Northside Hurricanes.
How do you see your life unfolding in 10 years? In the next 10 years I see myself becoming a very successful attorney. This past summer I had the opportunity to experience the everyday life of an attorney by participating in a law internship and I know that this will be the career I would like to pursue.
School: Myers Park High, senior
About: She is president of the International Baccalaureate Council; participated in Walk for Rwanda and Charlotte Crop Walk Initiative; member of the Echo Foundation, and Myers Park Speech and Debate; interned at the Autism Society of North Carolina and is an Observer teen movie critic.
How do you see your life unfolding in the next 10 years? I plan on continuing my education through college and graduate school, but I see myself being civically engaged in issues I am passionate about social justice, economic reform and spreading public awareness about how important these issues are to the average citizen.
School: Providence High, senior
About: He is an Eagle Scout, managing editor of the Providence school newspaper, member of the Echo Foundation, and interned with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Center of Human Capital Strategies Talent Effectiveness Project.
How do you see your life unfolding in the next 10 years? To be honest, I really have no idea. I would like to pursue my interests in policy, journalism and science in some way. One cool path would be writing for TIME magazine or some other noted publication. Another would be working with a think-tank, or doing research.
School: Charlotte Latin, senior
About: She is senior class president, is a Mosaic Club leader, and is a Girls on the Run coach.
How do you see your life unfolding in the next 10 years? I hope to channel my passions for art, writing, social justice and world issues into some kind of media outlet. I see myself as a journalist somewhere, writing about current issues for a magazine or who knows, maybe even starting my own.
School: Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, senior
About: She is a member of HOSA, volunteers at the library, and participates in Kids Voting and GenerationNation.
How do you see your life unfolding in the next 10 years? I feel that in 10 years, our country is going to be either two different extremes. One thought, that all existing problems will be gone, we will learn how to work together and we can have a good society like in the 90s. However, I feel that we are going to decline in efficiency and incline in apathy towards government.
School: Northwest School of the Arts, junior
About: He is a member of the Possibility Project and Wake Up! Charlotte Student Empowerment program; he also participated in the I am not the Media project.
How do you see your life unfolding in the next 10 years? I see my generation shaping the methods that are used to progressively change our nation and our culture.
School: Myers Park High, sophomore
About: She is a member of Youth Empowered Solutions.
How do you see your life unfolding in the next 10 years? I see myself reaching adulthood with a generation of young people that have lived through a startling number of issues from 9/11 to the current recession. We will enter higher education and the workforce faced with obstacles more complex and numerous than the generations before us I think there has also never been a group of young people better equipped to deal with these issues. I have confidence that I will be a member of a large group of my peers that will not only make informed decisions, but create revolutionary solutions.