Shavonne "Shay" Reed is a Junior at Mott Haven Village Prep. She is a comedian and likes to rap. Before Rookies, Shay didn't know much about politics, and was really scared to interview people. But interviewing turned out to be kind of easy, and she learned a lot from talking to people.
In the South Bronx, where Miguelina "Erikka" Diaz lives, she's heard a lot of people complain about the government. But many of them don't vote, even this year, when so many parents and teachers and activists are working hard to get out the vote.