Dear Ms. Will,
My name is Grace Gulczinski and I am a student of Springboro High School (near Dayton, Ohio). I am also enrolled in a class titled AP Research, in which students complete a year-long investigation into an issue important to them. I am emailing you to ask for your help in this endeavor. My project focuses on determining the political issues that Ohio Generation Z (those born between 1996 and 2010) kids prioritize as well as their level of participation in politics. This data would help to inform the decisions of our national and state youth involvement organizers so that this growing demographic will be represented to the greatest possible extent.

In order to gather data that is representative of Ohio as a whole, I need to conduct a survey in various high schools around the state. This is where I need your help. You teach at a school district that would produce data that is critical to the geographic and economic distribution of my data. I can not overstate the importance of your participation. I have attached a survey via hyperlink that I would request that you ask your students to take. This survey contains just twelve questions and per trial runs completed by my peers in AP Research takes a maximum of 4 minutes, 7 seconds for a student to complete (the average time for completion was just 3 minutes, 16 seconds). No student will be asked to provide any form of personal information (other than the high school they attend), identification, or contact information. I humbly request that you administer this survey to your students as the data you are able to provide is invaluable to the success of my research project.

Survey link:
(It would be great if surveys could be returned by the 14th of February)

If you are interested in more information, I am happy to tell you more about myself, my reasons for interest in this project, and my background. You can contact me at (937) 806-7173 or [email protected]. You can also contact my AP Research teachers at [email protected] and [email protected]. Additionally, if you’d like to receive my final report in May, I’d be more than happy to share that with you. Simply reply to this email and I’ll share a final PDF copy when it is ready. Thank you so much for your participation and I hope to hear from your students.

Sincerely, Grace Gulczinski