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Youth Politics

Politicians Have A Duty To Teenagers, Too

Susannah Keogh | Posted 07.17.2014 | Teen
Susannah Keogh

Two years ago, I made the decision to study politics. I have to be honest, the subject wasn't my first choice. It was one of those "nothing else appeals to me but hey, as a last resort I'll take this" decisions.

I'm Embracing My 'Young' Age (And You Should, Too)

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 07.16.2014 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

The worst thing that we, as young people, can do is to accept things the way they are because of our age. Young people have been on the forefront of every major social movement in history. We are passionate, motivated and we refuse to accept the world the way it is.

Teen 'Rights' of Passage

Erica DeMichiel | Posted 04.04.2013 | Teen
Erica DeMichiel

I never want to get lost on the road, and I never want to vote for the politician just because she has the coolest name on the ballot. I want to be a better driver, and I want to be a more informed American.

How Youth Can Change Washington: How Do Young People Choose a Career?

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.27.2013 | College
92nd Street Y

A talk on How Youth Can Change Washington took place at 92YTribeca on January 22, 2013. In this clip, the panel answers an audience question from an 1...

Growing Up to Be President

Grant Calder | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Grant Calder

Today's students seem less influenced by their parents' experiences than by the fact that the nation has been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan for almost as long as they can remember, and by years of recession and fitful recovery.

Dear President Obama

Aleida Fernandez | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Aleida Fernandez

Mr. President, you are my Kennedy, my Reagan. It was you who made me interested in the political discourse, and what our government is doing. It was you who made me register to vote the first chance I could, even though it was not an election year.

Political Pioneers or Bed Texters?

Joseph Kahne | Posted 09.02.2012 | Technology
Joseph Kahne

Youth may not all be digital activists, but participatory politics are a significant dimension of their political lives.

Participatory Politics: New Media and Youth Political Action

Alecia DeCoudreaux | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Alecia DeCoudreaux

Considering the extent that young people are using new media to communicate their political views or exhort others to action, one has to wonder about the accuracy and veracity of the information they're using to formulate their message.

A Student Perspective: Political Engagement... with Competitive Online Games?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

MTV is taking it upon themselves to "get the vote out" with an online game. A play off of fantasy sports, the game will be a "Fantasy Election," where players will draft a team of candidates either running for the presidency or for Congress.

Young and In Government

Tom Fox | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

How can young leaders provide more support to their agencies without being in senior-level management positions?

Vote 2012

Attiyya Anthony | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact
Attiyya Anthony

We know that young minds are the fires behind revolutions and the catalyst for change, but when given the opportunity to vote -- they do very little with it. I wonder, why is that?

California Joins National Move to Voter Pre-Registration

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

With Schwarzenegger's signature, California becomes the eighth state to allow 16 or 17 year olds to pre-register, with registrations automatically becoming active when they reach voting age.

Calling All Youth Activists In L.A.: The Youngest Candidate Is The Film You Have To See

Lawrence Bender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lawrence Bender

Youth politics could not be a more timely issue in our culture right now. The youth vote in 2008 was one of the biggest in our country's history, and I believe that our film will help keep this energy going in a major way.

MTV Political Campaign Ads: The End Of The World

Torey Van Oot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Torey Van Oot

Sandwiched between spots for condoms, video games and the latest CDs, election campaign ads will wash over MTV fans for the first time since the network opened its doors in 1981.