The National Youth Summit

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 9/27/2018

The National Youth Summit brings middle and high school students together with scholars, teachers, policy experts, and activists in a national conversation about important events in America’s past that have relevance to the nation’s present and future. Mark your calendars for the next summit on September 22, 2020!

Past summits have included: 

2020: National Youth Summit on Teen Resistance to Systemic Racism

2019: National Youth Summit on Woman Suffrage: The Ballot and Beyond

2016: National Youth Summit on Japanese American Incarceration in World War II

2015: National Youth Summit on War on Poverty

2014: National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer

2013: National Youth Summit on Abolition

2012: National Youth Summit on the Dust Bowl

2011: National Youth Summit on the Freedom Rides


National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Common Core State Standards (Grades K-12)

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (Grades 9-12)