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INITIATIVES

Join New Voters as we strive to boost youth voter registration across America

Mobilize your peers to become active citizens

Are you ready to shape the future?

Upcoming Events

New Voters Text Bank

Open to High School Students and Rising College Freshmen! We will be mobilizing all students who will be first time voters in the upcoming election (including the graduated class of 2020!! Bring your High School friends and text together to mobilize your class)

 

Mobilize your peers, receive New Voters Swag, and be featured on our website as a "New Voters Champion!" There will be a brief session at the beginning of the hour time-slot where you will be taught how to text bank. We can also sign off for service hours if needed.

If you are unable to attend, please get your friends to sign up here.

Current Initiatives

Boston Votes!

Boston Votes! is a program of the Harvard Votes Challenge that is being implemented in collaboration with New Voters. Boston Votes! is dedicated to civically engaging high schools in the greater Boston area through institutional commitment from high schools and college mentorship. Our goal is to work with 100 voting schools by the end of 2020. In November 2019, Boston Votes! team members ran the inaugural Boston Votes! high school summit for 18 local high schools. Over the course of our 7 hour summit, high school students developed their plans for voter and civic engagement at their respective high schools. Following the summit, we kicked off our college mentorship program with these 18 pilot schools. 

Since the summit, Boston Votes! has forged partnerships with external organizations in the Boston area. Boston Votes! is helping the Boston Public School system implement a grant awarded from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to run voter engagement programs at all 30 high schools and will develop curriculum for these programs throughout the summer. Additionally, Boston Votes! is guiding 15 delegations from the Massachusetts YMCA’s Youth in Government program in their own voter engagement projects through college student mentorship and training.