Make Your Voice Heard! : Youth Activism

Introduction

Even if you're not old enough to vote yet, you can make a difference. Read on and find out how.

Websites

Advocates for Youth
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/youth/advocacy/yan/index.htm
Advocate with other teens for accurate sexual health information.

Global Youth Connect
Global Youth Connect sends delegates between the ages of 14 and 30 to countries around the world to promote human rights.
 
How to Win a Student Council Election
How do you win a student election? Be yourself.
 
MTV: Choose or Lose
Candidate and voting information from MTV.
 
On the Issues
Provides non-partisan information for voters in the Presidential election, so that votes can be based on issues rather than on personalities and popularity. Information is updated daily from newspapers, speeches, press releases, and the Internet.
 
Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote was founded in 1990, and engages youth in the political process by harnessing cutting-edge trends and pop culture to make political participation cool.
 
Smackdown Your Vote!
World Wrestling Entertainment created the 18-30 VIP online issues paper, with responses from the presidential candidates and others.
 
Teen Power Politics
Get informed and make a stand with this comprehensive site's guide to political issues and activism.
Books
All's Fair in Love, War and High School
Janette Rallison
Head cheerleader Samantha is determined to win the election for student body president!
 
Fire From the Rock
Sharon Draper
Tells the story of Sylvia Patterson, one of the black teens who took a stand for school integration in 1950s Little Rock, Arkansas.
 
Rooftop
Paul Volponi
Clay becomes involved in protests against a corrupt judicial system after his cousin is shot by the police.
 
Take Action! : A Guide to Active Citizenship
Marc Kielburger
Discover how to get involved in the cause of your choice with this guide's "valuable tips, strategies, and examples" for writing letters and petitions, public speaking, planning fundraisers, and more.
 
Vote For Larry
Janet Tashjian
Eighteen-year old Josh runs for president in an attempt to lower the age of the president and fight for the rights of youth all over the United States.