CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

Civic Pathways Webinar

January 25th, 2010
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About half of young Americans have never attended college. They are less than half as likely to vote and to volunteer as their college-educated peers. These youth have few opportunities to develop civic skills and interests. Drawing on a white paper published by PACE-Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement in October, 2009, An Inequitable Invitation to Citizenship: Non-College-Bound Youth and Civic Engagement, Jim Youniss, Professor of Psychology at Catholic University of America, and CIRCLE director Peter Levine will provide the latest research on non-college bound youth and civic engagement. The speakers will suggest ways that civic and human services sector organizations can be part of the solution to greater inclusion of non-college bound youth, while at the same time enriching their own missions, creating future volunteers, social justice advocates, and engaged citizens.

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11 Responses to “Civic Pathways Webinar”

  1. John De Vera Says:

    No doubt that education helps in setting a person’s view about a particular matter. Proper education is what our youth need now. Government must at least extend their hands to educate them.

  2. Laura Says:

    “About half of young Americans have never attended college.”

    I never knew this. That is absolutely ridiculous, especially considering how much of a bailout investment bankers are getting.

  3. Annie Daniel Says:

    Well, that’s absolutely true. They have never attended college. Maybe the main reason for it is that they need to be independent at a very young age. So the need of earning money in order to live become their # 1 priority in life.

  4. Andrew Davis Says:

    Most of the time, educational attainment of a person greatly influence the way he/she thinks. This is proven true with how our out of school youth value their participation in our society.

  5. John Says:

    “About half of young Americans have never attended college.”
    It’s amazing fact

  6. Steven from school grants Says:

    ducational background of every individual can help others mold their attitude and mentality as well. As a person grow up, he’ll surely make use of his all of this learning in order to become a better citizen.

  7. Sheds Says:

    We can’t hide the fact that most people who had decent education possess different kind of attitude. They are more open to things than any other people. Though they appeared to be pretty more aggressive than any other people.

  8. Ryan Jackson Says:

    Education is a good foundation to everybody. They can apply their learning in school to their real life activities. In this case, they become more aware about issues around them.

  9. lifes uncertainties Says:

    There are more issues to tackle and this includes strengthening the educational system. If out of school youths increase, its a problem. This should immediately be addressed to.

  10. StewartB Says:

    Having a good educational background makes a difference. Youth were able to apply all their knowledge in order to actively participate in their community. Actually a great way to improve their attitude when it comes to volunteering in their community.

  11. Sam Jones Says:

    Education is the basic foundation of every individual. It’s one of the most important way to improve their mindset towards helping other people.