When I introduced the Letters to the Next President writing project last month, 962 middle and high school students had published their letters. Since then, thousands of new letters have been written and published (there are now more than 5,200 total).

High school juniors and seniors from rural Alaska have voiced their concerns about gas prices and paying for college. Ninth and tenth graders from Brooklyn, NY have written persuasive pieces on war and global warming.

Although most of these students are too young to vote in tomorrow's presidential election, they've proven that they can participate in the democratic process by expressing their concerns and hopes for our country. You can read their letters at Letters2President.org and hear some of their thoughts in this video.