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YOUth DECIDE: Creating a culture of voting

YOUth DECIDE’s mission is to reach, register to vote, and educate students in civics and the importance of voting.  The vision is to create a culture of voting.


  • Partners with local public and private high schools and community colleges.

  • Engages youth in voter education, voter registration and getting out the vote.

  • Guided by League volunteers who are experienced educators.

Please click on the image above to see larger versions of the student-designed posters.

Teacher and Student Toolkit

The Toolkit supports student and faculty efforts to create a vibrant community-based culture of voting through student-led activities integral to civic engagement. The Toolkit is rich with multi-media resources, field-tested sample classroom presentations and ideas which teachers can customize to suit their needs.


The Toolkit contains:

Presentations and Resources


Additional Resources:

Community Colleges

  • What YOUth DECIDE Can Offer Community Colleges?


YOUth DECIDE Student Volunteers

Student Volunteers

High school and/or community college students work with YOUth DECIDE as Student Volunteers to:

  • Plan a student-led voter registration drive at their school.

  • Ask their teacher or club advisor to contact YOUth DECIDE and request a voter education presentation at their school.

  • Help design and/or deliver a voter education presentation.

  • Create voter education posters for Oakland schools.

  • Contribute to YOUth DECIDE Webpage content.

  • Encourage family and friends to register to vote.  

  • Join civics or voter advocacy clubs at their school. 

 To become a Student Volunteer, email:

Meet Our Past and Present YOUth DECIDE Student Volunteers

Click on an individual name to learn more

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Georgetown University

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Bishop O'Dowd High School

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Junior, The College Preparatory School

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Brown University


Why We Vote

Meet the League: YOUth DECIDE

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