Youth Engagement and Civil Society

Participants meeting with Boy Scouts of America in Raleigh, NC.
Participants meeting with Boy Scouts of America in Raleigh, NC.

This project for Afghanistan exposed participants to the ways in which youth in the U.S. are engaged and civically empowered. It explored the rights, obligations, and social/civil responsibilities of American citizens, highlighted the influence of advocacy groups in shaping policy, and showed how youth and other civics groups mobilize people and resources to help hold their governments more accountable. Participants saw how civic education in U.S. schools promotes rights and responsibilities, ethics, tolerance, and citizenship in a multicultural society. Additionally, the visitors participated in a number of volunteer activities, providing them hands-on experience and engagement with the local community. The project included visits to Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; Raleigh, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois.

Project summary

Youth Engagement and Civil Society | April 2016
Number of Visitors: 4
Regions: South and Central Asia
Countries: Afghanistan
Impact Areas: Civic Engagement, Youth Leadership Development
Program Areas: Exchanges
Partners: Public Sector, Private Sector, NGOs