Low voter participation among young people is a persistent challenge to a healthy republic, which requires broad engagement by citizens from diverse backgrounds. We believe these young people are
“opportunity youth”: individuals who, when given the chance for meaningful civic and political engagement, can make a significant positive impact in their lives and their communities. To address the critical knowledge gap about how best to increase their participation in democracy, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) partnered with Opportunity Youth United (OYU) to conduct a study focused specifically on this question.
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