Education

Motivated by Political Engagement

By Katie Ash — November 05, 2008 1 min read

No matter what political party you identify with, Tuesday’s election was both unprecedented and historic in many different ways. And as a member of the 18-25 demographic, I was especially heartened by the enthusiasm this election generated in that particular age group.

Here’s a story from the Los Angeles Times about an even younger demographic—high school students—and how they were motivated to participate in this year’s election not as voters, but as volunteers at polling stations.

I hope that the enthusiasm and excitement for the political process those teenagers brought to the election only increases over the next four years, when those students can officially cast their votes in the next presidential election.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.