An interactive forum designed to call teens to political action.
Nidhi A, Riittisha C, Anya P, Alexis J
PoliTeens! is an interactive website where teenagers can discuss demanding issues they believe are plaguing the nation and attempt to actively present solutions by submitting policy proposals, or even full fledged legislation to Congress. Using our site, users will be able to post discussions about issues on a forum, access a map where they can see their elected members of Congress (with contact information), and hopefully even be able to quickly access legislation on any given topic that has already been created, to allow easy changes to be written and submitted.
Today's teenagers are tomorrow's policymakers and voters, and given the day and age in which we live in; where voter turnout and knowledge about the political spectrum is depressingly low, where social issues continue to be pushed aside, where we can't always be proud to call ourselves Americans. We at PoliTeens! believe it is especially vital to foster a spirit of political efficacy within ourselves, starting from a young age.
We will be providing instructions on how to exactly go about tackling submissions and hope to create a fully functional, accessible and interactive website for teenagers to work with. Our goal is to provide a platform for teens to make change by becoming more active in submitting policy proposals. We will be providing the tools in resources to our users to submit