ERIC Number: ED480596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Building an Effective Citizenry: Lessons Learned from Initiatives in Youth Engagement.
Pearson, Sarah S.; Voke, Heather M.
In 2002-2003, American Youth Policy Forum conducted a series of forums and field trips focused on issues related to the development of effective citizenry and youth engagement. This publication reports on some of the ideas that were presented and discussed during the course of these activities, and describes some of the work that individuals and groups are currently engaged in to promote the development of effective and engaged citizens. The document contains: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "How Can We Build an Effective a Citizenry? Lessons Learned"; (3) "Preparing for a Successful Adult Life: Voices from Youth with Disabilities"; (4) "Youth VOICES: Scaling Up a Youth Civic Engagement Program"; (5) "Creating Laboratories of Democracy: First Amendment Schools; (6) "Extending Service to All Youth"; (7) "Generation DotNet: A Civic and Political Portrait"; (8) "Engaging Youth in Public Policymaking through Youth Cabinets and Youth Commissions"; (9) "Youth Action for Educational Change"; (10) "The Power of Youth Court to Build an Effective Citizenry"; and (11) "Students Changing the Course of Public Policy". The publication discusses lessons learned from these events and summarizes each forum and field trip in the series. It concludes with recommendations collected from the series for building an effective youth citizenry. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Juvenile Courts, Public Policy, Social Studies, Special Needs Students, Student Participation
American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-775-9731; Fax: 202-775-9733; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aypf.org/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Surdna Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: First Amendment; Site Visits