America\'s Youth and Civic Engagement


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The Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge delivers a report that examines voting behavior and the levels of civic engagement of today’s American youth.

The Commission is comprised of bipartisan scholars brought together by Tuft University's Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). According to Peter Levine, director of CIRCLE, today's youth will be the solution to current social, environmental and economic problems.


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Federal Programs Related to - Youth Citizenship

Programs that provide opportunities for young people to gain a clear understanding of the process of government and to develop an appreciation for their approaching citizenship responsibilities.

Federal Programs Related to - Youth Leadership

Programs that empower youth to become effective leaders. Human Services, General/Other Programs that support the personal and social development of individuals and families; provide care, protection and supervision; and enhance the individual's independence and ability to manage his or her own resources. Community Services; Multiservice Programs; Neighborhood Multipurpose Centers; Settlement House Programs; Social Services; Social Work

Federal Programs Related to - Citizen Participation

Programs that seek to ensure the broad participation of community residents in government decision making and the political process. Citizen Interest Groups; Citizenship; Civics; Collective Action Programs; Grassroots; Mass Participation; Participatory Democracy

Federal Programs Related to - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other

Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.

See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)

Federal Programs Related to - Youth Development, General/Other

Programs that provide opportunities for children and youth to participate in recreational, cultural, social and civic activities through membership in clubs and other youth groups with a special focus on programs whose purpose is to help youngsters develop their potential and grow into healthy, educated, responsible and productive adults.




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