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
  • 10 Questions for Changemakers

    The 10 Questions for Changemakers Project's focus was on integrating insights from across the YPP Network into a clear set of design principles, supported by compelling, concrete, real-world examples.

  • Activists and Participatory Politics

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

  • Educating for Participatory Politics

    Through the efforts of four teams based in three different cities, the Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) project explored the transformations that accompanied the digital age, and investigated the opportunities for educators to prepare young people to participate in civic and political life.