Join this 1-hour workshop with Third Act & The Civics Center to be trained as an ambassador to contact and activate high school educators & student leaders to make sure millions of newly-eligible young voters are registered!

About this event

As the 2024 Election season gets underway, Third Act, in partnership with The Civics Center, is hosting a one-hour training workshop on April 4, 2024 at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT for our signature intergenerational voter registration program, Senior to Senior.

The Challenge and the Opportunity: Every year, 4 million Americans turn 18 and become eligible to vote, but fewer than half of them vote. But once they are registered, they do vote in large numbers. In every presidential election from 2004 to 2020, more than 75% of registered 18- to 24-year-olds voted and in 2020 it was 86%! Research shows that youth tend to vote progressive. The challenge to overcome is getting students registered in time to vote in November. Because the vast majority of teens in the U.S. can register before they turn 18, the solution is to register them while they are still in high school.

Join this Workshop to Learn What You Can Do: Senior to Senior mobilizes elders to recruit students, educators, and local high schools, especially in key states, to encourage pre-registration/voter registration of high school seniors through school-wide voter registration drives guided by student leaders with the support of educators and Third Actors.

As part of the Senior to Senior workshop, you will learn more about:

  • The importance of early civic participation and voter registration for young people
  • Third Act’s past and current action opportunities to engage with young voters through Senior to Senior
  • A step-by-step guide on how to develop student voter registration drives at schools in your community
  • Hear from Third Actors about work with Senior to Senior across the country.

Early civic participation is crucial in developing a lifelong interest in voting and democracy. According to the Analyst Institute, a progressive research think tank, “When young people learn the voting process and vote they are more likely to do so when they are older.”

As part of Third Act’s mission to build intergenerational capacity to win elections and increase civic participation, Third Actors believe connecting early with young voters will benefit not only our goals of climate justice and democracy but also build a stronger civic tradition. Third Actors have a lifetime of voting experience and stories to share!