Brief followup: get ’em while they are young

Here’s a nice followup to the article I just posted.  It describes a 10 year followup to a Democracy Fellows program at Wake Forest University.

Takeaway quote:

Our analysis of both the quantitative and qualitative data revealed that there continue to be significant differences between the Democracy Fellows and the class cohort. Although both groups dislike the degree of political polarization they encounter in their daily lives, the fellows continue to be more engaged in the political process than does the class cohort.

News story from the Greensboro Record and the followup study published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.