Letters to the Next President 2.0 engaged and connected over 18,000 young
people, aged 13-18, as they researched, wrote, and made media to voice their opinions on issues that mattered to them
in the 2016 presidential election. Letters to the Next President 2.0 was hosted by the National Writing Project and KQED, and included 20+ Educator Innovator partners.
The original Letters to the Next
President project was a collaboration between the National Writing Project and Google during the 2008 election.
In 2008 over 10,000 young peopple from across 800 schools took up the challenge of identifying, researching, and
writing publicly about issues that mattered to them, their families, and their communities.
With support from teachers and mentors, the resulting websites, news coverage, and publications brought the voices
of young people into the public discourse and invited young people around the country to write letters to the
future president about their concerns, hopes, and perspectives.