Youth Leadership Initiative
As a program of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, the Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) offers free education resources for teachers along with other materials to encourage students to participate in the political process.
After registering, teachers can download K-12 and adult leveled lessons on a wide range of civic education topics such as the political process, foundations of American government, the presidency, and political beliefs and behaviors. Digitally, teachers can sign-up for YLI’s E-Congress program that allows students to learn about Congress by writing original legislation. Similarly, teachers can access YLI’s online mock election that uses electronic ballots tailored to each student’s home legislative district.