'House of Cards' mind-set threatens Millennials' idealism
By CARLA MARINUCCI
Gardner agrees. The 17-year-old started on her public service road in the seventh grade, tutoring elementary school students. Today she works with a program called Enriching Lives Through Music, teaching violin and music theory to children in the largely Latino Canal district of San Rafael.
Last year, Gardner was appointed head of the education equity committee for the county Youth Commission. She and other teenagers on the panel advocated for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students who were being bullied.