CAC - African Congressional Fellows Program
Team Member: Julian Morcho
Hello, my name is Julian Morcho and I'm fifteen years old. I'm entering my sophomore year at John F. Kennedy High School and I'm a fellow at the African Congressional Fellows Program. I was born and raised in the United States but my father is from Cameroon and my mother is from Haiti. I was actually introduced to the program by my stepmother, who is also Cameroonian.
On my first day at the program, I wasn't too familiar with a lot of things that were being discussed, such as politics and knowing who are my Senators, House Reps., etc. Regardless of my lack of knowledge on these topics, my boss, Miss Sylvie Bello, still helps me out a lot, and she makes learning fun for me. Since I've been in the program, we've made phone calls to congressional offices telling them to establish the month of September as National African Immigrant Heritage Month. We've also gone to museums, such as the Smithsonian, and we've also been to the Navy Memorial, but it appears to me that the exhibit didn't show the efforts of Blacks who served in the U.S. Navy, which was honestly very disappointing, especially since my father's brother, who was born in Cameroon, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Please support our fundraiser to allow other teenagers to participate in such an educated, mind-blowing experience! Through this program, for me, I want to become a Congressional Page, but for somebody who doesn't want a future in politics, you don't have to! For example, Bill Gates, of Microsoft, once was a Congressional Page, but is he involved in politics? No, but from being a Congressional Page must have helped him out a lot in his future. Please come support us as we learn, grow and plan our future to become something great!