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Youth Activist of the Year

Madison Potts

Madison Potts is a senior Political Science major and Sociology minor, earning her certification in Diversity and Community Engagement at Kennesaw State University. Madison began her college career making her mark as Student Government President, Honor Society member, and Student of the Year and Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership Collegiate Recipient from the Technical College System of Georgia while at her previous college. She then transferred to Kennesaw State University in 2018 and is currently President of the KSU NAACP Chapter, a member of the Student Government Association Minority Student Advisory Board, and an Ambassador for the Office of KSU Diversity and Inclusion. She also serves on the Georgia NAACP Youth and College Division Get Out The Vote Committee and interns with Be The Bridge non-profit to educate communities about racial reconciliation. Her passion for voter registration and education led her to create and lead a coalition of civically engaged student-led organizations at KSU to get out the vote through providing resources for tabling, campaigning, and virtual phone/text banking opportunities. Madison used these tools to volunteer and recruit students to work with state and local candidates throughout the primary, presidential, and runoff elections while working as an advisor for a local sheriff race. Under her leadership, the KSU NAACP was able to host town hall discussions with their local District Attorney and city Police Department, won a national competition for getting the most students to pledge to vote early in the 2020 November election, and hosted the largest student-led voter education and registration rally in the state of Georgia for the 2021 runoff election. Madison plans to use her passion for social justice, advocacy, and equality in corporate America, working in Diversity and Inclusion after her graduation in May of 2021.