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.
Our work supporting and evaluating the Civic Spring Project underscored powerful lessons about providing valuable civic opportunities for youth.
Young people report benefits of participating in political activism on social media, but not all youth engage and benefit equally.
Lessons from our initiative helping young leaders connect with election administrators to broaden youth voting.
By: Matthew A. Diemer, University of Michigan; Ellen Hawley McWhirter, University of Oregon; Emily J. Ozer, University of California-Berkeley; Luke J. Rapa, Michigan State University
By: Amy Syvertsen (Search Institute), Laura Wray-Lake (University of Rochester), and Aaron Metzger (West Virginia University)
By: By Carmen Procida, Diana Manee, Jeanne Dairaghi and Bronwyn Lucas
A new CIRCLE paper—with a bit of pop culture flair—explores how young people use their time outside of school, and what it means for their academic and civic development.