Youth & Engagement Programs



Empowering generations of thoughtful, socially-conscious, and diverse young people engaged in solving the critical issues of the day.

Youth & Engagement Programs is a new strategic focus for the Aspen Institute to incubate and grow programs that work directly with young people ages 14 to 24 in urban and rural communities nationwide. The division is developing entrepreneurial approaches to engage youth in the key challenges of the day through programming that is effective, scalable, and capable of broadening the reach of the Institute beyond the constituencies it has traditionally served. The division is building on established Institute programs and serves as an incubator for new ideas to develop young leaders and change-makers.