Generation Citizen. The Power of Youth in Our Politics
“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, author of You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen and CEO of Citizen University
“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
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 be a force for change
It is young people who have always been the vanguard of political change, and right now, around the world, there is a new energy in the air and young people are taking the lead. They are demanding a better future and wielding their votes on the brink of adulthood.
Generation Citizen, an organization dedicated to empowering youth through revitalizing civics education began in 2009 during CEO and co- founder Scott Warren’s senior year of university. Here he details his international upbringing and political awakening and he also offers a practical guide, providing concrete steps to jumpstart an engagement with politics. Through interviews with students and historical portraits of young people who have enacted great political change—Generation Citizen shows that time and again, it is the young who lead the way.