YPP is comprised of scholars from universities and research institutions throughout the country and is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as part of their Digital Media and Learning initiative.
YPP is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who will carry out extensive quantitative research and qualitative research in four interconnected research studies. YPP Network will examine:
- The ways new media may foster a new paradigm for participation in the public sphere.
- How frequently and how equitably youth engage in networked public participation.
- The relationship between online participatory practices and political participation.
- Ways to promote more frequent, more equitable, and higher quality political engagement via participation with new media.