What is L2P 2.0?
Letters to the Next President 2.0 engages and connects young people, aged 13–18, as they research, write, and make to voice their opinions on issues that matter to them in the coming election.
How L2P 2.0 works
Letters to the Next President 2.0 (L2P 2.0) starts by supporting teachers and mentors who are thinking about how to engage the young people they work with in the coming election. Throughout the Spring and Summer 2016, L2P 2.0 will gather a wide range of partners to provide resources, host live conversations, and point to technology tools for educators. The L2P 2.0 monthly bulletins, as well as this website, will have everything that’s coming up. Educators and youth (13–18) are encouraged to participate in as much or as little as desired, and we welcome all contributions to the community discussions on social media using the hashtag #2nextprez.
Then, after the conventions conclude and candidates are chosen, our attention turns to what the young people in our communities want to say to the next President of the United States.
In late July, L2P 2.0 will launch the Letters to the Next President showcase site where young people will be invited to publish their writing or multimedia work for readers from around the country. This site will be open for publication by youth up until election day, and will remain open to promote and highlight youth voice and work into the inaugural year.
Who we are
Letters to the Next President 2.0 is hosted by the National Writing Project and KQED, together with a growing list of public media and Educator Innovator partners.