Amplifying youth voices.
Transforming Democracy.


Adults scaffold opportunities for students to launch youth-driven civic projects through a multi-step process. Each organization or teacher will implement the steps differently according to local contexts, but the general process looks as follows. For specific curricula, click here.

Step 1: Examine Community

Youth analyze the assets and problem areas in school, community, city, or nation

Step 2: Identify Key Issues

Youth identify personally relevant issues, focusing on the most salient issue through a process of root-cause analysis

Step 3: Research

Youth do primary and secondary research to find evidence for their issue and proposed solutions

Step 4: Strategize

Youth find community partners to work with and develop strategy for action

Step 5: Take Action

Youth take collective action on issue

Throughout: Reflect

Youth reflect on process throughout, developing positive leadership skills and refining their practice