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Youth

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Student Rights (1)
Voting (3)
Youth Education and Involvement Programs (2)

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Close Up Foundation
http://www.closeup.org/
Source: Close Up Foundation

The website of the Close Up Foundation, which offers civic education programs and materials that "empower people to become informed, engaged citizens in our democracy." The organizations offers a variety of programs for middle school students, high school students, teachers and lifelong learners.
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Global Youth Action Network
http://www.youthlink.org/gyanv3/home.html
Source: Global Youth Action Network

The website of the Global Youth Action Network, which promotes youth participation in local communities, national government processes and international policy-making institutions. The website includes information about several programs youth can get involved in.
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Kids Voting USA
http://www.kidsvotingusa.org/
Source: Kids Voting USA

A website for both students and teachers, with information on voting and curriculum samples
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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids--Duties and Responsibilities of Citizens
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/citizenship/responsi
Source: United States Government Printing Office

Description of voting rights and responsibilities; why one should vote; what voters vote on in elections
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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids--Voter Registration
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/election/registratio
Source: United States Government Printing Office

A basic explanation of who is eligible to vote, why we as citizens should vote, and how to register to vote
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