An Advocate For Trafficked Child Sex Workers Becomes Harlem's Youngest Community Board Member

She's too young to vote in the upcoming election, but one Harlem teen proves that she's not too young to get involved in politics. Our Cheryl Wills has her story.

She hasn't graduated from high school yet, but 17-year-old Victoria Pannell is already making power moves. Just weeks ago, she was appointed the youngest member of Community Board 10 in central Harlem.

"It's very intimidating but I kinda have to stand my ground and I have to say I'm here and I'm gonna do what I have to do and I don't let anyone tell me what I can't do and I know if I have a voice — I'm gonna use it," said Pannell.

She uses her voice to speak out about issues like the prevalence of child sex trafficking. In fact, Pannell is so in demand that she was invited to do a Ted Talk in San Diego last spring.

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