Championing the activism of young people around the world, Generation Citizen is an empowering reminder of the positive power of politics, and an inspiring, actionable guide for anyone ready to fight for democracy.
America is at a crossroads. We are alienated from civic engagement, and our democracy is in doubt. Yet there is a new energy in the air. Young people are again taking up the role they’ve often held: as leaders of change, demanding a better future, wielding their votes to uphold democracy and lead the country forward.
Enter Generation Citizen, an organization dedicated to empowering youth through revitalizing civics education across America. Since its beginnings in 2009 during CEO and cofounder Scott Warren’s senior year at Brown, Generation Citizen has grown to become one of the preeminent civics education organizations in the country.
Generation Citizen: The Power of Youth in Our Politics details Warren’s political awakening alongside stories of how young people have always been the instruments of political change. Generation Citizen is also a practical guide, providing concrete steps to jumpstart an engagement with politics and rekindle our love of democracy. Through interviews with students and historical portraits of young people who have enacted great political change—from the civil rights movement to the election of Ronald Reagan to #BlackLivesMatter and the Parkland students’ standing up to gun violence—Generation Citizen shows that time and again, it is the young people who lead the way to change.
About the Author
SCOTT WARREN is the cofounder and chief executive officer of Generation Citizen. He has been named an Echoing Green Fellow, a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow, and a Forbes 30 under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship. He has also been a social entrepreneur in residence at Brown University, and a social entrepreneur in residence at Tufts University. He is currently a democracy fellow at Brown University. Visit www.GenerationCitizen.org.
"Warren, co-founder and CEO of the national political youth movement Generation Citizen, makes his book debut with a pragmatic, anecdote-filled guide for empowering young people . . . An enthusiastic, supportive manifesto to inspire political engagement." —Kirkus Reviews
"At a time when the future of our country and our world hangs in the balance, Scott Warren delivers a powerful, stirring, and deeply important call to action for our most vital and undernurtured citizen force: our youth. This book should be required reading for anyone under the age of thirty-five." —Josh Tickell, author of The Revolution Generation
"Scott Warren is at the vanguard of a new movement called Action Civics, based on the all-American idea that the best way for young people to learn democracy is to practice it at the local level. In this timely and accessible new book, Warren deftly combines stories and strategies to show us that the rising generation is ready to exercise power—and save our republic.” —Eric Liu, CEO of Citizen University and author of You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen