A civic engagement initiative, the mission of RU Ready™ is to provide students with the motivation and the civic, political, and expressive tools they need to address public problems in their community.
RU Ready™’s in-class workshops are conducted by a team of RU Ready™ Rutgers students and include evidence-based instructional techniques designed to foster active citizenship.
As a culminating activity, a conference is held at the Eagleton Institute of Politics for representatives of participating high schools. The day-long conference involves exploring youth political participation and the “Millennial Generation”; revisiting the lessons learned in the classroom regarding avenues of civic engagement; and offering practical suggestions to young people not only interested in community involvement but in assuming leadership positions in their communities.
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