Civic Life and Political Discourse

Youth-Nex is leading a collaboration with University of Virginia institutions to develop curriculum to foster citizenship, civic responsibility and civic engagement among youth. The curriculum, to be implemented in partnership within schools around the country, will promote youth engagement in every day political discourse. U.Va. partners include the Institute of Politics, the School of Law and the Curry School of Education. In addition, programs are being developed that test how service learning and civic engagement activities contribute to self-esteem and achievement.