Encouraging Civic Engagement: How Teens Are (or Are Not) Becoming Responsible Citizens

  title={Encouraging Civic Engagement: How Teens Are (or Are Not) Becoming Responsible Citizens},
  author={Jonathan F. Zaff and E. Michelsen},
  • Jonathan F. Zaff, E. Michelsen
  • Published 2002
  • Political Science
  • Overview The United States depends on its citizens as voters, volunteers, and general participants in the civic life of the nation. Yet only 32 percent of 18to 24-year-olds voted in the 2000 presidential elections. Also, despite a professed desire to become involved, less than half of American adolescents participate in community service activities. What leads young people to become involved in civic activities? What factors keep them from taking part? And what can program developers do to… CONTINUE READING
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