Trey Cunningham

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School or University/College
Tennessee State University
Grade or Year in School
First year
Place(s) you call home
Brownsville, TN
What song can you not stop listening to right now?
Glory by Common & John Legend

What is a quote or saying you live by?

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me, it’s who’s going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand

Why did you apply to become a League Leader?

I applied to become a League Leader to expand my knowledge of education policy and leadership capabilities when it
relates to non-profit work especially.

What education policy or justice issue do you care about most and why?

Resource Equity – I care about this issue especially because of how it disproportionately affects people of color
negatively. All students regardless of race and socioeconomical status deserve access to a QUALITY education.

What are you looking forward to this year as a League Leader for the EmpowerED Network?

I am looking forward to meeting new people, leading the charge in education advocacy as young person, and so much more.

What qualities do you admire in a leader?

I admire competency, trustworthiness, and a strong work ethic!

Why should students join the EmpowerED Network?

It will give students the opportunity to be a part of something much greater that will lead the charge in education here
in Tennessee.