High school students in communities across the country are taking the lead and raising their voices about causes dear to their generation: gun control, the environment, climate change and gender equality. Here are a few students from Leelanau County’s four public schools who are stepping forward as activist and civic leaders.

This morning at 10 a.m., students from several Leelanau County high schools joined a nationwide school walkout on the one-month anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.