Belle Gage is a junior at Clayton High School in St. Louis, Missouri. She is dedicated to working with her school’s speech and debate team to develop the skills she uses when speaking out for social justice causes. Belle has participated in many leadership programs to grow herself as an activist, including Anytown and Cultural Leadership, a non-profit organization that teaches youth about the Black and Jewish experiences and creates a platform for conversations around social justice issues. She recently returned from a three week trip following the Civil Rights movement with Cultural Leadership. Belle also helps write and direct a children’s musical each summer, and enjoys playing tennis and tutoring in her free time.