Mobilize.org

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Nonprofit site that empowers Millennials to get involved.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Mobilize.org encourages Millennials to get involved in causes they care about and provides examples of young people who've made important contributions to society.

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Sex
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this nonpartisan, nonprofit organization empowers young adults to get involved in issues that are important to them. There's a blog that allows comments, and visitors can also sign up for a newsletter.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Social Studies

  • citizenship
  • government

Skills

Self-Direction

  • goal-setting

Collaboration

  • meeting challenges together

Responsibility & Ethics

  • honoring the community

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

A creative, inspiring platform for an oft-maligned generation to make their voices heard and make a positive impact.

Learning Approach

Most of the educational content is featured in the blog, which includes news analysis and tips for effective organizing and advocacy. To get involved with Mobilize.org's summits and meet-ups, teens can sign up for a newsletter.

Support

Check out the "opportunities" section for practical advice on topics like fundraising, planning events, and building coalitions. You'll also find links to partner organizations, like MTV's election-oriented project Power of 12.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Social Studies

  • citizenship
  • government

Skills

Self-Direction

  • goal-setting

Collaboration

  • meeting challenges together

Responsibility & Ethics

  • honoring the community

Kids can learn how to make their voices heard and affect change in their communities or on a national level. Videos and a news blog showcase Mobilize.org's successes, and the "opportunities" blog posts about topics like fundraising, building coalitions, and working with the media provide smart, practical advice for teens involved in causes. Additional resources could make this Millennial-focused site even more engaging and educational.

This Learning Rating review was written by Susan Yudt

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What's it about?

Founded in 2002, MOBILIZE.ORG focuses on organizing and empowering Millennials -- young adults born between 1976 and 1996. The nonprofit organization refers to itself as \"all-partisan,\" meaning young people of all political persuasions are welcome. Mobilize.org gathers groups of Millennials to discuss important issues and work together toward solutions, and then funds the resulting projects. Its website reports on the results of the summits and features a blog that reflects on news from a Millennial point of view.

Is it any good?

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Mobilize.org presents a creative, inspiring platform for an oft-maligned generation to make their voices heard and make a positive impact on the world. The website provides plenty of information about the organization's mission and history, but it's hard to find out how to get involved; visitors might get fired up about the great things Mobilize has accomplished and then fizzle out while trying to figure out how they fit in. Tip: Check out the "opportunities" section in Resources for practical advice on topics like fundraising, planning events, and building coalitions.

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Website details

Genre:Civic Engagement
Pricing structure:Free

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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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