The First 22×20 Fellowship Convening

The inaugural 22×20 Fellowship Convening was held in Chicago on November 17-18th, and brought together ten Fellows from across the country and our host partners. This gathering was [...]

CIRCLE Poll: The Impact of Local News on Youth Political Engagement

Many in the media are talking about young people’s engagement in the upcoming midterm elections, with most of the attention focused on whether or not youth will show up to vote. That’s not an [...]

Engaged Journalism and Youth Civic Engagement: Lots of Questions

Part of 22×20 is the promotion of local news media outlets to support, be in conversation with and collaborate with youth in their community to amplify more diverse voices and more stories [...]

Youth Better than Other Age Groups at Differentiating Fact and Opinion Accurately, New Study Shows

As a nation, we have a complex relationship with young people. Mainstream media simultaneously chides young people’s use of social media and technology, while celebrating some youth cultures and [...]

Local News and a Diversity of Youth Voices: Exploring Mutual Benefits

A common, but not oft-discussed thread throughout conversations about how to strengthen democracy is young people. What happens with the teens of today, will stay with the country for years. This [...]

Action Parties as Civic Maker Spaces: A 22×20 Model Event

This post was written by Lizzie Shipley, a team member at The LAMP, one of the co-leads of 22×20.   In the 2020 election cycle, 22 million teenagers will be eligible to vote for the [...]