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Meet Gen Z: What Advocacy Means to the “We Generation”

Young people today are part of what’s been dubbed the “We Generation.” Born in the years right before and after 9/11, they came of age as social media became ubiquitous, immersing them in the public discourse around social and political issues from a young age. They are empathetic and acutely aware of the struggles of others and the world around them.

Recently, their collective organization of the National School Walkout Day and the March for Our Lives in the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland has underscored their natural inclination toward advocacy.

Every generation is shaped by its own unique circumstances. Understanding why members of the “We Generation” are poised to be leaders in advocacy will be key for any organization that wants to exist in 10 years.

Download our webinar and hear directly from teenagers who are active in civic engagement as they discuss their values, aspirations, and how they want to be engaged.

Azhalia Leal
Azhalia Leal
Congressional Assistant to State Rep Victoria Neave, Student organizer of March for Our Lives Texas, Dreamer

Hugo Burbelo
Hugo Burbelo
High School Student, Artificial Intelligence Engineer, Phone2Action civic tech fellow, Oxford University AI program

Kinsey
Kinsey Taylor Robinson 
Co-Founder of Lead for America and Stanford Women in Politics

Waed Alhayek
Waed Alhayek
College student, Organizer of March for Our Lives Texas

Emma Mohler
Emma Mohler
High School Student, President of School Honor Society

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