While candidates and media concentrate on issues that matter to voters in this election season, teachers and students in our nation’s schools will be concentrating on issues that matter to the next generation of voters. How can these youth people have a voice? How can we support the mission of schools to engage youth as productive and active citizens?

Letters to the Next President 2.0 (L2P 2.0) is an initiative that empowers young people (13-18) to voice their opinions and ideas on the issues that matter to them in the coming election. It is a project built by teachers for teachers and students that engages a range of partners interested in supporting youth civic participation.

We invite all youth and their teachers and mentors to participate. If you are interested in supporting youth participation through this project in other ways, we could also use your support through donating to the project and letting educators know about this opportunity.


Letters to the Next President 2.0 will be open to submissions through Election Day, November 8, 2016. Letters can be submitted at any time until that date. After the election, the site will remain open for reading and sharing of the letters throughout the fall to the Inauguration.


If you are an educator who works with youth 13-18 we invite you to consider registering for L2P 2.0 and signing up a site. If you are interested in following along but not registering, we encourage you to connect with us via @2nexprez, Facebook, and through our regular email bulletins.

L2P 2.0 is also a non-commercial initiative and we welcome all donations, large or small, in support of this project.


Letters to the Next President was originally created by the National Writing Project with support from Google during the 2008 US Presidential Campaign.


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.