BENEFITING: NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT
While candidates and media concentrate on issues that matter to voters in this election season, teachers and students in our nation’s schools will be concentrating on issues that matter to the next generation of voters. How can they have a voice? How can we support the mission of schools to engage youth as productive and active citizens?
Letters to the Next President 2.0 (L2P 2.0) is an initiative that empowers young people (13-18) to voice their opinions and ideas on the issues that matter to them in the coming election. Today, it’s a place for teachers and mentors to get resources: about the election, about studying issues and writing arguments, and about participating in civic conversations during the election season. In the fall, L2P 2.0 converts to a massive, open online publishing platform where any educator or youth mentor can make space for students to voice their thinking about the issues that they believe the next president—whomever he or she may be—needs to address.
L2P 2.0 is being built by teachers for teachers and students, but you can help us reach as many youth as possible so that their voices can be heard. If you’re an educator, sign up for resources and opportunities and be the first to know when the publishing site for youth is open. If you’re a supporter who believes that all our youth can be democratic participants, your donations can help us keep L2P 2.0 free and open to all. Please donate today.