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Young Leaders

About The Young Elected Leaders Project

Launched in 2002 with funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Young Elected Leaders Project (YELP) studies and works with young adults who run for public office.

Young Leaders at the Nation’s Founding

Learn about how young people helped shape our country from the start!

Highlights from the Original Report

Excerpts from the original report with information detailing the number of young elected leaders, what makes them run, how they engage with their communities, what they think, and how men and women are different (and the same).

Current Data

Learn more about young adults currently holding public office.