Who We Are

Committed to amplifying the voices of young people in our democracy

Generation Citizen


To build an education movement that equips and inspires young people to transform our democracy.


A world in which young people are at the forefront of creating a more just, participatory, and inclusive country.

A better democracy doesn’t start at the ballot box - it starts in our classrooms.

The What

We are transforming how civics is taught by providing equity-rooted, real-world civic education, which helps students understand exactly how governments function and how they can make a difference in the system.


The How

Through hands-on civic education, legislative advocacy and coalition building, and youth leadership development, we teach young people how to have a voice and become active citizens in their communities.


Stories From Our Classrooms

Stories From Our Classrooms

Combating Drug Abuse in Oklahoma

Students from Oklahoma identified drug abuse and the opioid crisis as an issue in their community. They collaborated with their State Representative to write a bill that would create a pilot program for inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation for individuals living below the federal poverty line. Generation Citizen students advocated for the bill to be introduced and then coordinated a campaign in favor of the bill that mobilized their peers and the broader community.

Stories From Our Classrooms

Mental Health in Rhode Island

Students in Rhode Island chose the issue of mental health with a focus on increasing access for immigrant students. They learned that language and cultural barriers can cause an increase in anxiety and depression among immigrant students. Their goal was to advocate for the passage of a state bill requiring the Department of Education to develop and make available a mental health curriculum for schools. Students coordinated a letter writing campaign and held one-on-one meetings with elected officials to advocate for the bill.

Stories From Our Classrooms

Addressing the Energy Crisis in Texas

Following widespread power outages from winter storms, students in Texas decided to focus on the local energy crisis. They researched renewable energy options and learned about a practice of connecting solar panels to the grid system, an approach used in nearby communities. Students reached out to net metering experts and researched how it could be implemented in their own city. Students then engaged with their local elected officials to propose a net metering incentivization program for their community.

Generation Citizen is grateful for the many individuals who support our work.

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