Amplifying youth voices.
Transforming Democracy.

Youth voice and expertise are the core of Action Civics.

This is a space to honor the great work our youth produce. In Action Civics, young people are media experts, policy wonks, artists, social media gurus, scholars. Below are some examples of work that youth have produced.

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Watch this short POPPYN commercial!

The University Community Collaborative makes a weekly news show broadcasting Philadelphia’s biggest issues. Visit the POPPYN blog here

Poppyn

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Mikva Challenge Education Council produced an anti-cyberbullying film, Your Social Life, available on YouTube.

Your Social Life

We are the ones in the classroom

From Youth on Board, the youth policy-making council made up of Boston Public High School youth, Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC), made a YouTube video to promote their work to involve students in teacher evaluation.

Project Soapbox

At Mikva Challenge’s annual speech competition, Project Soapbox, youth speak out on the issues they most care about. To see all speeches, visit Project Soapbox here.

Check out the 2012 winner  (Project Soapbox curriculum available in our toolbox) here!


Blogs and Websites by Youth

From Youth on Board, the youth policy-making council made up of Boston Public High School youth, Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC), launched a website to push their movement for student feedback in teacher evaluation 

http://www.studentvoicematters.org

The Mikva Challenge Teen Health Council promotes wellness among young people in Chicago through the following blog

http://teenhealth-chicago.tumblr.com

Represent Me Chicago is a space by Mikva Challenge for youth to talk to their elected officials:

http://www.representmechicago.com 

Policy Reports and Articles by Youth

Mikva Challenge youth governance councils create policy reports every summer with solutions for the Chicago’s toughest issues.

From Youth on Board, the youth policy-making council made up of Boston Public High School youth, Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC), wrote a journal article about their work pushing for student feedback in teacher evaluation: Boston Student Advisory Council. We Are the Ones in the Classroom–Ask Us! Harvard Educational Review 82.1 (2012): 153-62. Retrieved from: http://hepg.org/her/abstract/1196