Community leaders and institutions can learn from and implement strategies and tools used by educators to teach and engage youth.
Organizations can and should engage young people beyond and between elections in order to strengthen their democratic skills and their ties to local communities.
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.
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.
Young people continue to believe in their—and their generation's—political power, but some don't feel qualified to participate.
A survey conducted by CIRCLE and ACE illuminates barriers to participation and highlights strategies that can expand young people's engagement in climate action.
Our recent paper adds to existing scholarship on young people's interest in running for elected office, the barriers they perceive, and ways to support them.
Our analysis finds that local groups and institutions can help connect youth to democratic participation, but they must do better to reach a wide diversity of young people.
A new CIRCLE white paper outlines inequities in who is encouraged to seek elected office, and how we can support more young candidates.