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.

Why getting kids 'college and career ready' isn't enough
by Joseph Kahne
October 20, 2014
Joe Kahne makes the case for the importance of civic education in the Washington Post's Answer Sheet. He argues that the way to revitalize our democracy is to provide supports and opportunities for youth to connect to the issues they care about in informed and effective ways.