This article provides three ways to get youth involved, engaged, and interacting with those responsible for drafting policies that directly impact young adults. Though this article focuses on giving youth a pathway for informing policy and legislature at local and state levels, it is worth wondering if similar recommendations should be used to engage youth in the formation and review of school policies.   

Listen to or watch this fascinating Interview with Bill Bishop, author and journalist. Bishop explains that there is plenty of evidence to show that talking about our differences doesn’t help us understand each other, but collective action does. Simply put, “You get along with people by doing things rather than talking about them.” He reflects on the impact of COVID-19 and offers some recommendations for how we can shift from where we are to “doing things together.”

Getting Along: It’s a Matter of Rolling Up Your Sleeves

The Aspen Institute
October 16, 2020