Following are links to organizations and websites that provide articles, tools, and inspiration for engaging young people and encouraging them to become informed citizens and voters. Organizations are listed in alphabetical order.


Campus Compact
Educates college students to become active citizens who are well-equipped to develop creative solutions to society’s most pressing issues.

Compact.org/vote


CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
Supports projects of practical implications for those who work to increase young people’s engagement in politics and civic life.

CivicYouth.org


The Democracy Project
PBS site where visitors can take a kids’ tour of government, follow the President for a day, and vote.

pbskids.org/democracy


Generation 18
 A film, A movement, A change—voter registration drive for young people.

Generation18.com


Project Vote (Voters of Tomorrow through Education)
A private-public partnership designed to help students become knowledgeable, responsible voters at an early age, and to stimulate a life-long commitment to the election process.

state.tx.us/elections/projectvote


Project Vote Smart
Nonpartisan site where citizens come together, not in selfish interest or to support one candidate over another, but to defend democracy.

Vote-Smart.org


Rock the Vote
Engages the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country. Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election. It also gives young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives, and to leverage their power in the political process.

RocktheVote.com


Zoom Elections 101
PBS site with great election and voting information.

pbskids.org/zoom


Looking for more? Check in your own home state.  Many state governments have nonpartisan youth vote and election websites and civic education programs.

©2016 The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance