Why Do Young People Engage in Social Movements?

Young people have helped drive social movements around the world. From protesting the established order and furthering new ideas, Young People are often at the front-line of political and social transformations hoping to make the world a better place.

Reasons for Young People participation in movements vary. Compared to adults, Young People often have larger social networks which can serve as conduits for the transmission of ideas and mobilization. Young People are more inclined to be innovative in their use of media. They may adapt the latest technologies to help spread their message and mission. Also, Young People may have more time and bandwidth than older generations giving them a greater chance to take risk and fight the status quo. Altogether, reasons such as these make Young People participation in Social Movements an incredibly powerful element!


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