YALS Summer 2017 Resources: Creating Tomorrow’s Civic Leaders by Learning to Be Civically Engaged Today

In the Summer 2017 issue of YALS, (digital edition available now to members & subscribers via the Members Only section of the YALSA website) John Chrastka’s article lays out how to develop your own political literacy so you can support your teens in developing theirs. His article includes references and resources that shouldn’t be missed. The full list of those resources follows:

Generation Citizen – experiential learning organization that integrates civics and the teaching of civics into curriculum in urban and rural schools around the country: http://generationcitizen.org/

Politicraft – game-based learning for civics and civic education: https://www.politicraft.org/

iCivics – produces great online civics simulations for ages 10 and up: https://www.icivics.org/

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation – teaches and inspires people and organizations to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together: http://www.theharwoodinstitute.org/

World Cafe Model – a whole group, structured conversational process for leading collaborative dialogue: http://www.theworldcafe.com/

The Hechinger Report – “Making America whole again via civics education”: http://hechingerreport.org/making-america-whole-via-civics-education/

EveryLibrary – first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of all type: http://everylibrary.org/

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