Just like the women’s movement was reinvigorated after the 2016 elections, the youth movement was ignited following the February 2018 Parkland shooting. Young people all across the country found their voice, demanding legislative action be taken to end gun violence in this country. This new wave of activism has energized the entire youth movement. And they showed up at the ballot box, too, for the 2018 midterms: young people, ages 18 to 29, had a record turn out of 31% – 10% higher than in 2014. From gun violence to climate change to racial justice to immigration, young people are taking action to create the future they want to live in. MARCH ON has been working closely with youth activists, directly supporting youth-led initiatives, as a core part of its strategy to achieve sustainable change.
MARCH ON believes that young people are uniquely positioned to create change and is empowering them to do so. As such, the organization has dedicated significant resources to uplifting the voices of youth as an integral part of the change to be made in this country, incubating new projects and initiatives and creating space for youth leaders to take on leadership roles in our community.