Impact on 2022
The 2022 YESI ranks the Senate and Governor races in which youth can have a decisive impact on 2022 election results.
Youth Voices and Votes are Critical to Elections
CIRCLE’s 2022 Youth Electoral Significance Index quantifies young people's potential for electoral impact and, critically, to serve as a tool for stakeholders to direct their efforts and resources to reach diverse communities of youth across the country.
CIRCLE at 20
Read our 20th anniversary report and consider how you can partner with us for the work ahead.
A Chronicle of Our Impact and Future Roadmap
2021 marked CIRCLE's 20th anniversary. We produced a report to document our impact over the past two decades and to highlight how we'll address the challenges of preparing all youth for democratic participation in the years to come.
This generous gift will allow us to expand our work, deepen our impact, and respond to the ever-evolving needs of our democracy.
Newhouse Foundation Endows CIRCLE Directorship
The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation has made a $1.5 million gift to endow the directorship of CIRCLE, a major gift that will ensure CIRCLE continues to play a leading role in efforts to strengthen a representative, multiracial democracy.
CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg served as principal investigator of this effort to transform civic education in America.
Educating for American Democracy
Preparing all young people to be engaged and effective participants in their communities and in democracy requires more than just reinvesting in civic education: it requires reshaping it to meet the needs of a diverse 21st century student body.
We're sharing comprehensive data and analyses on young people's participation and influence on the 2020 election.
Youth Voting in 2020
The 2020 election cycle was unprecedented: young people coped with a pandemic, took to the streets, and cast early ballots in record numbers. Our in-depth analyses of youth participating we're providing data and insights on their engagement and impact at every level in the 2020 election.
CIRCLE’s exclusive data-based rankings of the races where youth can influence results seek to expand conversations about young people’s role in elections.
These excerpts are part of CIRCLE's 2021 Youth Expertise Series, in which young people share ideas for how to fulfill the promise of the 26th Amendment.
Youth voter turnout was lower than in 2017 and highlights the need for continued efforts to reach and engage all young people.
Our work will help us understand how to make pathways to elected office and civic engagement more equitable and accessible.
CIRCLE’s survey of teens (ages 14-17) reveals that they’re active creating and sharing political content online, and that it helps them realize the power of their voice in public conversations.