When so many powerful interests hold sway in the legislative process, children fall through the cracks. While nobody will oppose the motto “Every Child Matters,” few work actively for these causes. Jill Applegate works for one non-profit in which she speaks up for kids in a tough political environment. PAYCE Fellow Juli Dajci (University of Hartford) expresses admiration for Jill when compared with peers who are politically apathetic and officials who prioritize differently. He tells how she perseveres while giving young adults a new perspective on being politically active through nonprofit advocacy.