Building Demand


Since its founding, generation citizen has established an effective civics education program proven to get youth more involved in our democracy. Ultimately, as our mission dictates, we want to ensure every student in america receives an action civics education.


Generation Citizen’s ultimate mission is to ensure that every young person in this country receives an effective action civics education. To that end, we have begun to explore the possibility and efficacy of lowering the voting age in local elections.


In addition to field-building, GC plans on engaging in strategic policy work around specific legislation that will promote our mission and youth civic engagement. As a nonprofit organization, we are careful to ensure that we abide by all relevant laws when engaging in lobbying and policy work.


In accordance with our field-building philosophy, we have begun to publish our insights on our work and proposals to move the field forward. Above all, we believe that educating young people to become active citizens needs to become a vital discipline, which all young people engage in.


A key component to our current demand-building work is building the field. Recognizing that Generation Citizen cannot do this on our own, we are working with other organizations to begin to build the greater action civics field.