National Youth Vote Organizations

Arsalyn Program of Ludwick Family Foundation
A non-partisan, non-issue based organization that encourages young Americans to become informed and active participants in the electoral process.

Black Youth Vote!
An initiative of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation that focuses on the 18-35 year old black youth voting age population, educating and training them to identify issues and influence public policy through participation.

Campus Election Engagement Project
Campus Compact is supporting an initiative to encourage higher education institutions to help educate and empower students and to make the process of staying engaged easier throughout the sometimes confusing election season.

Conducts, collects, and funds research on the civic and political participation of young Americans. A source for the latest statistics and trends on youth civic engagement topics.

Declare Yourself
A national nonpartisan campaign to energize young voters; includes a live spoken word and music tour of college campuses, a nationwide voter education initiative for high school students, and public service announcements.

GenerationEngage is a nonpartisan youth-civic-engagement initiative that connects young Americans to political leaders, to other civic organizations, and to meaningful debate about the future they will inherit. It includes an extensive video library of interviews with political leaders.

Works with schools and communities to provide youth an authentic voting experience. Participating students visit official polling sites on Election Day and cast a ballot similar in content to the official ballot. Involves 4.3 million students in 20,000 voter precincts.

In the 2012 election cycle, Mobilize.org will invest in hyperlocal, Millennial-led projects to increase Millennial civic engagement. To take the Millennial Generation online community offline, Mobilize.org will host a convening for the Millennials with the winning ideas in Charlotte, North Carolina August 24-26th, 2012. Mobilize.org will use GOOD Maker, the online voting platform of GOOD, to crowd source ideas of civically active Millennials in California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. We will invite Millennials to vote on their favorite projects in which Mobilize.org will invest awards totaling $25,000.

Rock the Vote
Engages youth in the political process by incorporating the entertainment community and youth culture into its activities. Coordinates voter registration drives, get-out-the-vote events, and voter education efforts.

The League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF) works in communities most often defined and identified as low-income communities and communities of color. It finds dynmaic young people in these communitiies and trains and empowers them with on the ground leadership skills which allow them to become civically engaged young folk who are excited about voter engagement.


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