In Conversation with Robyn Lingo, Mikva DC Executive Director
"Required reading." —Josh Tickell, author of The Revolution Generation
Since its beginnings in 2009, Generation Citizen has grown to become one of the preeminent civics education organizations in America. Championing the activism of young people now and throughout history — from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter and the Parkland students — Generation Citizen is a bold reminder of the positive power of politics, and an inspiring, actionable guide for anyone ready to fight for democracy.
"Timely and accessible. The rising generation is ready to exercise power — and save our republic." —Eric Liu, CEO of Citizen University and author of You're More Powerful Than You Think
“Warren, co-founder and CEO of the national political youth movement Generation Citizen, makes his book debut with a pragmatic, anecdote-filled guide for empowering young people . . . An enthusiastic, supportive manifesto to inspire political engagement.” —Kirkus Reviews
“At a time when the future of our country and our world hangs in the balance, Scott Warren delivers a powerful, stirring, and deeply important call to action for our most vital and undernurtured citizen force: our youth. This book should be required reading for anyone under the age of thirty-five.” —Josh Tickell, author of The Revolution Generation
“Scott Warren argues forcefully and eloquently that young people will save us all—and he comes with the receipts to prove it. By sharing his own lived experience and that of some of the hundreds of thousands of young people touched through his work at Generation Citizen, Warren lays out how we can take charge wherever we are, no matter our age. Following Warren’s advice, any of us can and will change the world.” —Amanda Litman, CEO of Run for Something and author of Run for Something: A Real-Talk Guide to Fixing the System Yourself
“With incisive language, compelling stories, and a clarion call to action, Scott Warren’s Generation Citizen offers a compelling argument for the essential role that government plays in our lives and the essential role young people can—and must—play in building the beloved community. A must-read for anyone worried about our shared democracy and hopeful about young people’s power to change it.” —Eric D. Dawson, CEO of Peace First
Scott Warren is the cofounder and the Chief Executive Officer of Generation Citizen. He has been named an Echoing Green Fellow, a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow, and a Forbes 30 under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship. He has also been a social entrepreneur in residence at Brown University, and a social entrepreneur in residence at Tufts University. He is currently a democracy fellow at Brown University.
Robyn Lingo is passionate about providing authentic spaces for DC youth to investigate, affect and change the world around them. She brings over fifteen years of youth empowerment, non-profit management, curriculum development and youth facilitation experience to her role as Executive Director for Mikva Challenge DC. Mikva Challenge DC develops youth to be empowered, informed, and active citizens who will promote a just and equitable society. Working locally, Robyn has served as the Deputy Director at For Love of Children (FLOC), as the Program Director of the DC office of The Posse Foundation and as an Academic Case Manager with Project Northstar. Through her work with the KIPP Foundation and the Children’s Defense Fund, she has also worked on a national scale, providing curriculum, resources, training and support to local affiliates to develop and improve their educational and youth programming. Robyn earned a BA from Grinnell College in American Studies and an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Social Justice Education.
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