#HumCitizen: Youth Perspective and the Future of California

Presented by:
California Humanities
Current Initiative: Democracy and the Informed Citizen National Partner: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Pulitzer Prizes Local Partner: Colleges and Universities, K-12 Institutions, Nonprofits, Other, Public Radio, Public Television Subject: Journalism, K-12 Education, Professional Development, Varies Audience: All, Colleges and Universities, Educators, Young Adult, Youth/Teen

A yearlong initiative in partnership with four community colleges as well as statewide and regional youth service organizations. California Humanities will engage a broad cross section of California’s young people to foster a deepened understanding and awareness of the vital connections between democracy, journalism, and an informed citizenry. This multi-faceted, yet interconnected, project offers opportunities for high school and college students to participate through three components: 1) access to Pulitzer Prize-winning and regional journalists through a series of public conversations, 2) hands-on media literacy programs designed by community colleges and, 3) a campaign to amplify young people’s voices and perspectives in the public dialogue. All activities are free to participants.

Announcement of Initiative:

More information coming soon.