YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Action Projects
  • Activists and Participatory Politics

    The Activists and Participatory Politics project seeks to provide support and highlight the effective practices of activist groups that promote participatory politics and youth civic and political engagement.

  • Design Principles Project

    Our group will integrate insights from across the YPP Network into a clear set of design principles for platform designers that are supported by compelling, concrete, real-world examples.

  • Educating for Participatory Politics

    Through the efforts of four teams based in three different cities, the Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) project is exploring the transformations that accompany the digital age, and investigating the opportunities for educators in preparing young people to participate in civic and political life.