Building an Effective Citizenry: Lessons Learned From Initiatives in Youth Engagement

In 2002-2003, American Youth Policy Forum conducted a series of Capitol Hill forums featuring initiatives and research on youth engagement and field trips to see youth in action in Youth Court programs in Florida and the First Amendments School Project at a District of Columbia charter school. The series focused on issues related to the development of effective citizenry and youth engagement. Participants, including congressional staff, had the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of work currently taking place to help young people take action in their schools and communities and to become engaged and effective citizens.

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