Joseph MacKennaDirector of Civic EngagementNext-Generation
Joseph MacKenna is a 17 year old senior at Kings Park High School. Hailing from Long Island, New York, Joseph is currently the Director of Civic Engagement of Next Generation Politics. Joseph is actively involved within his school and community through the Site-Based Committee, Student Council, Mock Trial , and Model United Nations. As NGP’s Director of Civic Engagement, Joseph hopes to increase voter turnout among young people and continue to pique their interest in the political and governmental process. Specifically, Joseph, along with the rest of the NGP Team, is collaborating with the NYS Secretary of Education in the drafting of a bill to improve the curriculum of government classes to ensure students receive a holistic education of the multiple levels of government and the importance of civic involvement.