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20 March 2018
New York, New York, United States
The educational system in the United States prioritizes individual student success over the common civic good. But schools and organizations are bringing back civics education by creating democratic learning environme...
3 March 2018
Universities are using competitions, music, and prizes to encourage civic engagement among students. Efforts are aided by a national study that allows schools to see how many of their students voted either locally or ...
20 November 2017
Liberia is a country that has suffered from over a decade of civil war, as well as government corruption. New female-led government leadership has created the President’s Young Professionals Program that has enrolled ...
24 June 2017
Based off the Dutch initiative IMC Weekendschool, TADA is a program in Brussels, Belgium that helps younger kids from disadvantaged neighborhoods learn about different career paths. The weekend workshops expose childr...
24 April 2017
Women are underrepresented in elected positions, and with Trump being elected after being heard describing women in poor taste, this has only become more of a concern. Programs such as Elect Her and IGNITE are trying ...
Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)
9 June 2016
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Under 800 Words
A correlation exists in Cuyahoga County between the idle youth rate -- base on teens who are neither working nor in school -- and the youth violence rate, according to an analysis done for The Plain Dealer by Claudia ...
31 March 2016
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Boston’s Youth Lead the Change engages young people in municipal decision-making by putting them in charge of determining how one million dollars is spent every year. Participants learn how city government works, subm...
27 December 2015
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
A nonprofit in Indianapolis diverts kids from the juvenile justice system by using a teen court where first-time offenders admit their guilt to a jury made up of fellow students rather than going through suspension or...
5 May 2015
San Jose, California, United States
Under 800 Words
In response to youth calling for greater say in how California schools spend money, Overfelt High School allowed students to decide how to spend $50,000 of the school’s discretionary funding. Principal Vito Chiala ref...
28 April 2015
San Bernardino, California, United States
San Bernardino's Generation Now, a diverse group of young adults, is injecting their city with a boost of civic action through organizing local people at forums and increasing voter turnout at the polls. From rehabili...
16 March 2015
Fresno, California, United States
Located in downtown Fresno, Kepler Neighborhood School is raising the city's next generation of informed citizens. Through a service learning model, students regularly engage with local businesses and leaders and comp...
Zócalo Public Square
11 March 2015
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
When Bioscience High School put students in charge of a portion of its discretionary budget, nearly the entire student body participated in deciding how to spend the money. The experiment in participatory democracy un...
28 February 2015
In Colombia, students in classrooms make decisions democratically. The result has been higher rates of student involvement and achievement.
15 January 2015
Over 3000 Words
KidZania is a theme park in a dozen countries where kids engage in different types of work, ranging from working on a car assembly line to putting out fake fires with real water and examining a doll’s teeth as a denti...
20 December 2011
New York, New York, United States
Crises and problems are well-covered in the media. When the media focuses instead on organizations that are doing social good, it has a better effect because then these organizations are more likely to receive support...
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