At age 18, Josh Hughes learned there was an open seat on his rural school district board. He stepped up. A passionate advocate for public education, his service to the board brought a student’s perspective rarely heard. In this audio story, PAYCE Fellow Kelanie Crosswait (Drake University) tells as story based on her and PAYCE Fellow Fatima Hashem’s conversation with Josh. He shares advice for young adults getting involved in politics – how to keep going when things get tough and to remember the values that motivated public service. He believes it’s important to advocate for good causes no matter what the outcome.