Many adults recognize that the long tradition of making decisions for youth without youth has failed. Getting the powers-that-be to take seriously the ideas and solutions offered by the next generation is not as difficult as you might expect. Youth Activism is a youth advocate resource center.
Young people face the brunt of the world’s problems today—and will continue to wrestle with them in the future when our current world leaders are long gone. So, why are these essential contributors still excluded from real-world decision-making?
We know that even though many youth are not old enough to vote, they still wield real influence with elected officials and other decision-makers. Their non-profit organization promotes youth-organized campaigns in the US and abroad that diagnose problems and propose solutions to their local decision makers and officials (like school board members), community elders, and elected officials.