A new CIRCLE analysis highlights different profiles of whether media ecosystems in different counties offer adequate support for youth civic engagement and lead to higher voting rates.
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CIRCLE's work examining teachers' implementation of the Investigating History Curriculum in Massachusetts highlights the support educators need to successfully make shifts in their classrooms.
Differences in access to information and support for electoral participation continue to be reflected in unequal voting rates among youth.
Bringing young people as leaders and equitable participants into organizations or efforts aimed at youth engagement can be a productive strategy—if it's done right.
Spaces where youth can learn, discuss, and wield political information can build confidence in political involvement and lead to higher likelihood of voting.
CIRCLE's two decades of research on K-12 civic education has shone a light on issues and concerns reflected in decreasing scores.
New research suggests that civic engagement can be associated with worse mental health for youth, but having access to community assets and strong connections can help.
With librarians serving as trusted civic educators, libraries can be spaces for nonpartisan voter registration, for youth-led conversations about issues, and for creating media.
Engaging young people and supporting their electoral participation must happen year-round, and it’s never too early to start with an eye toward 2024.