Presidential Youth Council
Top 24 Under 24 Youth Changemakers
This Fourth of July, we're celebrating 24 extraordinary young people who are working to improve government and keep our democracy strong for generations to come.
They come from all walks of life and dedicate themselves a diverse range of issues, but they all share a passion for public service and strong belief that youth input into policymaking makes for better policies and stronger communities.
Youth Impact: Council Profiles
High school students concerned with the standardized testing requirements for graduation in Ohio catalyze reform.
In Portland, Oregon, youth engagement is guided by the first-in-the-nation Bill of Rights written by and for youth, and a measurable Action Plan.
Three years after Oregon youth first brought together government, schools and nonprofits to tackle rising local violence, rates have stabilized and collaboration is increasingly the norm.
Oregon youth helped establish a system of free bus passes for students in public schools.
If you build it, and they don’t come, what do you do? In Oregon, when school-based health clinics faced this dilemma, county officials turned to youth for the solution.
When young people have genuine opportunities and support to influence local and state policies, what happens? Our Youth Impact Snapshots series takes a look.