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A Model for Youth Engagement--Rochester Two Week High School Civic Life Program

This summer was the first year of “Experiencing Civic Life,” an academic preparation and enrichment program designed to help participants become successful college students and active citizens of American democracy. The two-week program combined morning readings and lectures from University of Rochester humanities faculty with afternoon and weekend guest speakers and field trips. Students researched local activist organizations and issues, creating podcasts from their research and reflection.

Experiencing Civic Life students create podcasts based on their research.
Students create Experiencing Civic Life podcasts (University of Rochester photo/Mary Cooke)