Our democracy is broken. But our young people can fix it. If we teach them how to participate.
Generation Citizen believes that students must participate in the political process to understand how it functions.
With your help, Generation Citizen works to ensure that our government is responsive to the needs of all citizens. Your support empowers youth nationwide to make their voices heard.
Generation Citizen believes that students must participate in the political process to understand how it functions. Find out what’s happening on the front lines.
Through our action civics program, our teens are building an active democracy.
- If we can instill in 7th and 8th graders a sense of urgency and importance in their civic participation, then they will move onto high school as aware and active participants in any democratic process, whether it be running for student body or protesting a social issue they feel passionate about. >>>Soljane Quiles - Highlander Charter School Teacher
- One of the greatest moments was at Civics Day... It was the moment when their eyes lit up as judges eagerly listened to them speak about teen unemployment and their job fair. It was the moment when Alexandria said to the judges, “We may not be 18 and able to vote, but we know we can still make a difference.” >>>Sunila Chiluku and Jane Chen, NYU Democracy Coaches
- What I find most striking about working with GC is its dynamic quality. This dynamic quality expresses itself through how GC interacts with their Democracy Coaches and teachers. They do not just hand a curriculum to their Democracy Coaches and teachers and expect them to teach the curriculum, as I have seen other organizations do. >>>Skylar Brady – Concord High School, Student
- "When I was presented with the opportunity to work with Generation Citizen, I was a little skeptical to say the least. I knew that the program was targeting high school students. After weighing the options, I looked more into the program’s previous accomplishments and decided that this would be a great fit for our 8th grade students. We emphasize the “to and through” college model here at KIPP, and I couldn’t pass up the chance...>>>"Julian Saavendra – KIPP Academy Lynn, Teacher