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Teach teens how to work with local leaders and take effective political action to fix local problems.

Generation Citizen works to ensure that every student receives an effective civics education, providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. Generation Citizen’s action civics curriculum is the crux of our work and underpins both our Democracy Coach-led and teacher-led models. The curriculum is action-based, aligned to relevant standar...

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Generation Citizen works to ensure that every student receives an effective civics education, providing them with the knowledge and skill...

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Join the communities already benefitting from starting a Generation Citizen

You'll get guides and resources on how to bring this idea to life.

There is no funding available for this idea in Ireland, but these resources will still help to make your project happen!

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"GC has shown me that youth civic engagement is vital to our nation’s progress. My small group of twenty students is already working toward change in their school of over 700. Our youth want to impact the world, and it is up to us, as volunteers, ...

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Kathleen Kelleher
University of Massachusetts Boston Democracy Coach

How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to get your project off the ground.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share impact by posting a summary and photos and completing a survey.

Great for

  • is passionate about youth voice and democratic participation
  • is entrepreneurial and ambitious
  • has some understanding of the political system

Generation Citizen project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Learn more about Action Civics
  • Test out lesson plans
  • Take action in your community
  • Get an in-depth walk through the curriculum
  • Plan a successful Civics Day


Suggested: Implementing the curriculum in your school will be done over the period of a semester and we'll help you design a program to fit into your weekly classroom schedule.


More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the Generation Citizen

1 Generation Citizen projects have already been started

Meet the Social Innovator

Welcome to Generation Citizen on ChangeX! We believe that all students have the right to a civics education that prepares them to participate in our democracy. Our curriculum is action-based, aligned to relevant standards, and academically rigorous. Find out here how you can get involved.

Scott Warren, Co-Founder of Generation Citizen

Our impact so far...

  • >10,000
    Students Engaged
  • 4

1 Generation Citizen projects have already been started


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  • Why a 30 day challenge?

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    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

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