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Our Members - Empowering Young Americans

12 Total Orgs (members by state)

The future of our nation depends on engaging the next generation of civic leaders in political discourse. These members are helping young Americans organize and get involved in politics.

  • The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a network of more than 260 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. 

  • BridgeUSA believes that sustained dialogue through policy-based forums, guest speakers, roundtable negotiations, rapid prototyping, and other active listening and communication events can foster positive change in millennial's political discourse

  • Campus Election Engagement Project is a nonpartisan organization committed to teaching our students to be active citizens and voters.

  • Civic Spirit partners with faith communities representing complex demographic and political diversity to create a collaborative network and build civic education for the 21st century, while preparing students for the responsibilities of citizenship.

  • Civics Unplugged is a 501(c)(3) social enterprise whose mission is to empower the leaders of Generation Z to build the future of American democracy.

  • iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning. We provide civics teachers well-written, inventive, and free resources that enhance their practice and inspire their classrooms, ensuring every student receives a high-quality civic education. 

  • The mission of the Junior State of America Foundation is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society

  • The McCourtney Institute for Democracy is a research center in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State. Through research, education, and outreach, we seek to understand, preserve, and defend democracy. We strive to help people in the Penn State community and beyond become better democratic citizens.

  • Student Governmental Affairs Program (SGAP), a national nonprofit headquartered near Dallas, Texas, brings U.S. government and civics to life through civics resources that help K-12 teachers engage students in current issues and legislation in Congress. SGAP supplements classroom instruction with non-partisan resources that teach responsible citizenship through civic participation.

  • The Center for Politics thought–provoking and timely political analysis and our pragmatic civic education programs have formed the core of our activities throughout the past decade. The mission of the University of Virginia Center for Politics is to educate and inspire our citizenry about practical politics and civic engagement through programs that are unique, compelling, and open-minded.

  • The Young Americans Coalition for Unity (YACU) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging youth in politics and promoting unity and bipartisanship. As the US's only youth-led nonpartisan & bipartisan organization focused on this unique combined mission of youth and unity, the YACU seeks to give everyone -- no matter their party, ideology, or background -- a chance to share their political beliefs, get involved, and find common ground.