Tag: youth engagement

Youngest Mayor Keynotes AAC Event

June 30, 2023

Mayor Jaylen Smith, who at just 18 years old, was elected the youngest mayor in US history gave the keynote speech Saturday night during the All-America City Award Night of...

Congratulations Olivera Jankovska

June 29, 2023

Congratulations Olivera Jankovska, the recipient of the 2023 All-America Leader Award! Olivera is the Director of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Office of Education & Youth Engagement (MOEYE) in the City of...

National Civics Bee: Testing Civics Knowledge

January 30, 2023

National Civics Bee, a civics knowledge competition organized by the Civic Trust, an initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is expanding to nine states in 2023. Modeled off...

Jaylen Smith Becomes Youngest Black Mayor

December 29, 2022

“You’re never too young to make a difference in your community.” Words proudly stated by eighteen year old Jaylen Smith, the newly elected mayor of Earle, Arkansas. While the nation’s...

Aiding Youth Mental Health through Community Connection

October 27, 2022

COVID-19 has aggravated the mental health problems of young people, with increased levels of suicide, anxiety and other issues. Of course, many of these issues were problematic even before the...

Youth ARE Engaged in Civic Affairs

August 31, 2022

A common lament among civic leaders is the low level of participation in public matters by young people. Indeed, voting turnout among people 18-24 is lower than other age groups....

Promising Practices for Reducing Barriers to Youth Civic Engagement

August 1, 2022

A healthy democracy requires equitable and just access to participation for all members of our community, especially our youth. As much as any other demographic, young people have an enormous...

The Aspen Challenge: Empowering Youth Advocates

March 30, 2022

Each year, the Aspen Institute, with support from the Bezos Family Foundation, partners with community leaders, educators, and high school students in a different city to confront some of the...

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