College Board Launches Initiative for Students to Own Their Future by Registering to Vote
On July 4, College Board will launch an initiative to ensure students can own their future by registering to vote. It will enable eligible students—those who are 18 years or older and live in the U.S.—to participate in College Board programs with the option to seamlessly register to vote and receive election reminders.
“The College Board’s purpose is to clear a path for all students to own their future,” said Stefanie Sanford, Chief of Global Policy and External Relations and president of the College Board Foundation. “There is no more fundamental way students can stake a claim to their democracy than voting. We are excited to help more informed young citizens participate.”
The initiative builds on longstanding partnerships College Board has forged with leading nonpartisan civic education organizations, including the National Constitution Center and Institute for Citizens & Scholars. These efforts are designed to increase students’ knowledge, skills, and agency, and they complement the in-depth study of U.S. government by hundreds of thousands of students each year through AP United States Government and Politics.
“I am thrilled to see College Board build a bridge from excellence in higher education to productive civic engagement, ensuring that the next generation of citizens will be hopeful and committed to strengthening our democracy,” said Rajiv Vinnakota, president of the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.