Generation Citizen College Volunteers Teach About Political Action

Generation Citizen is a nonprofit that places college students in high school and middle schools to teach students about civic engagement. Each college volunteer, known as a Democracy Coach, teaches a semester-long class and gets students to identify and develop a plan to solve a local issue of their choosing, including topics like bullying, unemployment, and public transit. As of 2014, the nonprofit, which was started by Scott Warren, included around 10,000 students and over 500 college volunteers in New York City, San Francisco, Boston, and Providence.

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