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Last modified: October 26, 2012, 8:01 PM
Despite the promises of a government in which all citizens can play a role in determining the country's future, a large part of our nation, especially minority and lower-income citizens, does not actively participate in our democracy. Generation Citizen exists to change this dynamic. Generation Citizen envisions a democracy in which every citizen participates. Generation Citizen strengthens our nation's democracy by empowering young people to become engaged and effective citizens.
Generation Citizen partners college students with classroom teachers to teach an action civics course in which teens solve problems they are facing in their own communities.
Our innovative, action-based program will revolutionize civics education in this country. Generation Citizen is building a new generation of youth activists and leaders, a generation inspired and equipped to make change.