Next Generation Politics Growth Fund
support the next generation--today
Next Gen Politics was founded in the aftermath of the 2016 election, in recognition of the breadth of civic breakdown in our country, the low percentage at which young people vote, the degree to which civic education is absent in our schools, and the extent of segregation of students within even diverse and dynamic cities. Next Gen brings together high school students who are socioeconomically, racially, and politically diverse to grapple with complex civic issues and current events in order to be informed, engaged citizens and change-makers within schools and communities. We focus on perspective-taking, critical thinking, and civil discourse, creating on-ramps for youth to be actively involved in strengthening democracy and civil society. We are striving to build a cross-partisan movement of young people committed to building bridges through deliberative dialogue across various divides.
We host monthly Civic Forums, run a robust "by GenZ, for GenZ" blog, and recently launched a podcast called The Round Table to provide a platform for conversation and engagement of civically-minded young people from different parts of the country. Please consider making a generous donation to underwrite our efforts.