– National Assembly/National Collaboration for Youth
– PACE-Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Date: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
Time: 3-4 PM EST
About half of young Americans have never attended college, and only 35% of youth graduate from college. They are less than half as likely to vote and to volunteer as their college-educated peers. These youth have few opportunities to develop civic skills and interests. Drawing on a white paper published by PACE-Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement in October, 2009–An Inequitable Invitation to Citizenship: Non-College-Bound Youth and Civic Engagement–Jim Youniss, Professor of Psychology at Catholic University of America, and Peter Levine, Director of CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement and Research, and research director of Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, will provide the latest research on non-college bound youth and civic engagement.
The speakers will suggest ways that civic and human services sector organizations can be part of the solution to greater inclusion of non-college bound youth, while at the same time enriching their own missions, creating future volunteers, social justice advocates, and engaged citizens.