February 29 2016

The California Endowment commissioned a statewide Youth Engagement Poll that recently revealed that youth – particularly those in underserved communities – are concerned about racism, inequality and other social justice issues but often feel like their voices aren’t heard or their opinions don’t matter.

Although the young people surveyed, ages 15-26, acknowledge their own civic disengagement, the poll also shows they are eager to make positive changes in their communities. The results of this poll come at a pivotal time when a wide range of civic issues are at the forefront of national and statewide conversation.

For those interested in learning more about the findings of the youth poll and its implications for the future of California, you can access a recording of a conversation with press and find a memo on the poll here.

Watch this powerful video featuring youth voices and stories from throughout California.