Empowering Arizona's Youth

DemocraSeed is a Civic Health Initiative of the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) in partnership with ASU’s Public Service Academy (PSA) that seeks to increase interest in civic engagement, creative problem solving, and entrepreneurship among students participating in city and tribal youth councils throughout Arizona.

Through the year-long program, three selected youth councils will work with ASU Mentor Advisers to learn how to utilize design-thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset to research/define a community-based issue, create a solution that fosters youth civic engagement, and pilot the solution. Near the end of the fiscal year, youth councils attend a Final Showcase event and present their projects to an esteemed judging panel. Youth Councils will be evaluated and presented with prize packages.

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