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CIRCLE Analysis Shows Impact of Junior State of America Program

In fall 2013, CIRCLE partnered with the Junior State of America (JSA), a national organization with student-led chapters throughout the country. Students in JSA participate in a range of activities including debates, ‘thought talks’, and simulations. JSA’s student leaders, who are elected by fellow JSA members, also plan regional and national conventions, conferences, and political Read More >

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February 26th, 2014
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CIRCLE Online Seminar: Revisiting the Past and Looking to the Future

The Conversation Thus Far Over the past week, participants discussed specific strategies used to increase involvement by youth in their respective communities. Participants shared examples of efforts that are currently happening to increase youth civic engagement. A couple of examples included: How to involve youth in deliberation. Participant Christian Lindke, who will be hosting a Read More >

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February 14th, 2014
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CIRCLE Online Seminar: Stitching Together a Field of Diverse Efforts

The Conversation Thus Far Last week, over 30 participants in our real-time conversation tackled questions about how they saw the two fundamental goals (democratic deliberation & equity and quality of political engagement) outlined in All Together Now, playing out in their work. The conversation, which continued into the Facebook group during week 3, has included Read More >

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February 7th, 2014
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CIRCLE Online Seminar: Exploring the Practice of Engaging Youth

The Conversation Thus Far Last week, over 40 participants in our real-time conversation tackled questions about how they saw the two fundamental goals (democratic deliberation & equity and quality of political engagement) outlined in All Together Now, playing out in their work. The conversation, which continued into the Facebook group during week 2, has included Read More >

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January 31st, 2014
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CIRCLE Online Seminar: What is the state of youth civic learning and engagement?

Who are the online seminar participants? We want to start off this week’s blog post by providing a bit of an overview of who the seminar members are.  The group is definitely female dominant.  From analyzing the introductions, sign up information, and pre-surveys completed thus far, participants represent a diverse set of sectors — K-12, Read More >

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January 24th, 2014
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