Ayaan Moledina

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Ayaan Moledina is a 9th grader in Austin, Texas who first got involved with activism at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic when he worked on public health and pro-vaccine policy and grassroots campaigns. Since then, Ayaan has worked on multiple public health, education, youth mental health, and civic engagement policy campaigns. Given his lived experiences with mental health, he is passionate about providing resources to struggling youth and expanding suicide prevention resources for students across the country. Ayaan believes youth have the power to bring people together and he strives to help unite legislators, advocates, and citizens around important issues affecting youth. Ayaan has been honored by organizations such as the Texas American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and The Congressional Award Foundation.