Organizations can and should engage young people beyond and between elections in order to strengthen their democratic skills and their ties to local communities.
Historical data from the past 50 years of midterm elections shows young people are engaged but there are still profound inequities in participation.
Insights from leaders in the media illuminate how journalists and news organizations can better engage youth as audiences and co-creators in the 2024 election cycle.
From news outlets to social media platforms, institutions that make up a community’s media ecosystem must redouble their efforts to support young potential voters.
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.
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.
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.
Our experts presented research and shared insights from our work during this weeklong event focused on strengthening civic education in the United States.
Civic learning that reaches all youth, includes media literacy, and helps foster a democratic school climate is key to growing voters.