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Our Mission

The Center for Youth Political Participation celebrates and supports political learning and engagement among young people through research, public service and education, driven by the potential impact of the “Millennial Generation” on American democracy.

Our Directorem 189h

Elizabeth Matto is an Associate Research Professor at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Director of the Institute’s Center for Youth Political Participation  (CYPP). She earned her doctorate in American Politics at George Washington University and, prior to her work at Eagleton, taught a variety of courses at Princeton University, Temple University, and George Washington University.

Our Team

Our work is driven by a team of faculty, staff and Rutgers students. Working as interns, participating in the Darien Civic Engagement Project and assisting as volunteers, students are at the heart of our team. Meet them here.