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Summary

This project will provide equal access - both in person in the DC area, and digitally in any location nationwide - to hands-on civics education, skills development, and community-building for 100+ youth-driven advocacy campaigns. By investing and building up youth power now, particularly for those youth of historically marginalized backgrounds, we aim to create a culture shift where it is not only normal for minors to make major impact, but is expected.

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Challenge

Teens in the U.S., especially those from under-served backgrounds, lack other meaningful civic engagement opportunities. They are rarely invited or respected for their perspectives & proposals. When they are, it's often tokenized. Public schools, where students are most likely to access such experiences, are ill-equipped to do so and the limited opportunities available tend to benefit white, wealthy, and/or college-bound students. This leads to clear disparities in authentic civic engagement.

Solution

Through this program, our beneficiaries will be learning lifelong community organizing, political research, and advocacy skills. By promoting this habit of civic engagement built on authentic civic advocacy during the formative years of adolescence, we can produce a generation committed to lifelong and meaningful civic engagement. Chris says, "Thanks to YAP, I learned how to work with teams, speak publicly, work with statistical data, research, and overall build a campaign from the bottom up."

Long-Term Impact

This project's impact is twofold. First, the individual teens benefit from cultivating necessary academic & career skills so they can begin a path of sustained civic engagement, enter key decision-making roles, and continue promoting a culture of youth power as they age into adults. Secondly, for every policy win our teen-led teams secure, they leave behind systemic positive change felt by the community for generations to come, potentially impacting hundreds of thousands Americans nationwide.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​youthactivismproject.org
YOUth ACTivism: Guide to Change

Organization Information

Youth Activism Project

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @youactproject
Project Leader:
Anika Manzoor
Washington, DC United States

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