Meet our campaign leaders
Helmed by The LAMP and CIRCLE, the 22×20 campaign aims to activate and facilitate increased and more diverse youth voice 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.
What Guides Us
- 22×20 was founded in the idea that young people are important to conversations about our communities’ and nation’s most important issues and early participation will increase the likelihood of their future engagement.
- 22×20 supports youth who are not often invited into conversations about public issues and democracy.
- 22×20 is a non-partisan campaign and will not advocate for a particular partisan position, ideology, or candidate, yet we will not prevent youth from having their own commitments.
- 22×20 neither amplifies, allows nor endorses harmful or discriminatory speech.
- 22×20 holds as core values diversity and equity in opportunities to participate and be represented.
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
- Presentation skills
- Writing skills
- Research and information skills
- 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.