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.


Educating for Democracy Deep Dive


The Educating for Democracy Deep Dive is a curated collection of videos accompanied by educational resources related to preparing youth for civic and political life in the digital age. It provides a way for educators to see civic education in action and to find resources to support their efforts. For more see Educating for Democracy Deep Dive.






Preparing Youth for Civics and Politics in the Digital Age


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Lessons from the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age Initiative


Featured on the Teaching Channel is an overview of the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age Initiative






Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age










Encouraging Students to Take Action











Infographics For Change



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Digital Media and Struggles for Justice

The Black Youth Project and the YPP Survey Project have launched a new video that features activists, educators and organizers reflecting on using digital media in struggles for social justice.  Click here for more videos about Participatory Politics in Action from the Black Youth Project 



Digital Media and Struggles for Justice -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNUsEx4TRV8&feature=youtu.be


YPP Network Connected Learning TV Webinars

Youth Led Inquiry, Connection and Action: Redesigning Civic Education for Participatory Politics, Council of Youth Research webinar series focuses on successes and lessons learned from two long-running civic education initiatives that redesign civic learning opportunities to take advantage of digital opportunities for connection and social action. The Educating for Participatory Politics project is an action project that works with educators to resdesign civic learning opportunities in classrooms in three different cities. The Council of Youth Research is a partnership between UCLA and local schools in Los Angeles that has mentored young people to become researchers of their own schools and communities over the past fifteen years. 


Educators' Experiences Educating for Participatory Politics (3/24/2016)



Webinars in this series

Supporting Educators to Educate for Participatory Politics (03/10/2016)

YPAR in Action: Lessons from the Coucil of Youth Research (3/17/2016)

Thinking across Civic Education Work (3/31/2016)


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By Any Media Necessary Webinar Series

The Media, Activism and Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project launched the By Any Media Necessary two-part webinar series with Twitter chats in February 2015. The By Any Media Necessary webinar series explores how organizations and individuals are harnessing digital media to scaffold and sustain participatory politics, and what "success" means in modern-day civics.


The first webinar in the series (below) is Measuring and Sustaining Participatory Politics Success



Webinars in this series and Twitter Chats

[Webinar] Measuring and Sustaining Participatory Politics Success (2/5/2015)]   [Link -- https://youtu.be/AZYiPLnTpi8 ]

[Webinar] An Action Plan for Achieving Success in Participatory Politics (2/17/2015]  [Link -- https://youtu.be/JhZunxeHfKQ ]



Storytelling and Digital-Age Civics with the Media, Activism and Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project

The series explores storytelling as a practice that bridges cultural and civic/political engagement. The series begins January 14, 2014. For more info visit Storytelling and Digital-Age Civics



Webinars in this series

Making Your Story (1/16/2014)  [Link -- https://youtu.be/H5KFptJZwiU ]

Spreading Your Story (1/21/2014) [Link -- https://youtu.be/udIOcSOtA-k ]

Considering Your Story's Afterlife (1/28/2014) [Link -- https://youtu.be/T9zL4CDJBZc ]



American Creed Documentary and Supplementary Materials

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[Link -- https://www.americancreed.org/ ]



PBS Learning Media resource for the film [Link -- https://ca.pbslearningmedia.org ]

American Creed: Writing Our Future [Link -- https://writingourfuture.nwp.org/

American Creed Invitations for Conversation and Innovation by Dawn Reed for KQED Education [If link becomes inactive search https://ww2.kqed.org ]

Literature, Identity, Agency: Civic Engagement in the Classroom by Janelle Bence for Teaching Channel [If Link becomes inactive search title at https://www.teachingchannel.org ]

NWP Radio—Writing Our Future with American Creed

NWP Radio—Youth Civic Engagement and Public Writing: CEWAC and American Creed

NWP Radio—Resources to Support Youth Engagement with Writing Our Futures: American Creed

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