Meet our campaign leaders

Helmed by The LAMP and CIRCLE, the 22×20 campaign aims to activate and facilitate youth voice and leadership in the democratic process.

22×20 is a groundbreaking national campaign that supports youth, building nonpartisan media literacy skills to interpret, critique, and respond to political messages as a critical step towards engagement.

For more information, contact Amy Wickstein, Director of Development at The LAMP, at (212) 947-5267 or via email.

Since 2007, the LAMP has brought 21st-century survival skills to youth, parents and educators. We provide vital, hands-on services that help people in our New York City communities and beyond navigate and thrive in this loud-media environment.

Skills & Outcomes

  • Understand basic persuasive techniques
  • Understand concepts of framing/bias
  • Basic media production
  • Basic critical thinking skills
  • Storytelling elements
  • Understanding of media as an industry
  • Problem-solving
  • Presentation skills
  • Writing skills
  • Research and information skills
  • Collaboration/teamwork
  • Increased media comprehension
  • Increased awareness of how media affect us
  • Increased ability to use, access media resources

The LAMP was co-founded by D.C. Vito, current Executive Director, and Katherine Fry, Ph.D., current professor of media studies in the Department of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

CIRCLE, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement, focuses on young people in the United States, especially those who are marginalized or disadvantaged in political life. CIRCLE’s scholarly research informs policy and practice for healthier youth development and a better democracy.

It is based at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University.

How we help your organization

  • Presenting at conferences, symposia, and other gatherings in order to share and discuss our research and current research trends
  • Helping journalists and media outlets understand the latest data on youth engagement, and develop compelling narratives about the role of young people in public life
  • Advising youth-serving nonprofits interested in taking a data-driven approach to their fundraising, program development, etc.
  • Discussing evaluation and opportunities to assess the impact of programming, as well as possibilities for increasing support for such work
  • Offering technical assistance or answering questions from individual practitioners or researchers interested in how our research may intersect with their work, especially those new to the field or with limited research experience

Abby Kiesa, Director of Impact at CIRCLE, engages on the organization’s behalf with the 22×20 campaign.

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