WASHINGTON, D.C. -- National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has unveiled its High School Democracy Project, a curriculum and tool kit designed to promote youth voter participation particularly among Latinos.
The curriculum was designed in collaboration with high school administrators, teachers and stu-dents in two states and will become part of offerings at several schools in NCLR’s extensive national Affiliate Network and will be made available to other community and school partners. The Latinos Vote app and web tool puts registration at users’ fingertips and allows them to help others register.
With nearly one million Latino U.S. citizens turning 18 every year, youth are a critical segment of the Latino electorate and can play an important role in shaping local and national politics. The newly developed curriculum aims to provide teachers and students tools to help their eligible seniors register to vote before they graduate while discussing voting rights and related issues.