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THE PROBLEM

Our democracy is broken.  But our young people can fix it.  If we teach them how to participate. Find out more >
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THE PROCESS

Generation Citizen believes that students must participate in the political process to understand how it functions. Find out more >
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SUPPORT US

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. Find out more >
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FRONT LINES

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. Find out more >
Through our action civics program, our teens are building an active democracy.

TESTIMONIALS

  • GC taught me that I don't have to wait for someone to do it for me - I can create change myself.  >>>  
    GC 8th Grader, Trinity Meade
  • I went from knowing nothing at all about politics to realizing I want to be an activist…with Generation Citizen, my journey is just beginning. >>>
    Anthony Mendez, former GC student
  • Working on my GC project showed me I have the power to stop drug use at my school…After this year, I will continue to represent my school, my fellow students, and myself. >>>
    Samir Murillo, Civics Day Change-Maker, Del Sesto Middle School (RI)
  • 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