Presented by American Student Assistance

Youth Activism in the Age of Digital Disruption

Mar 8, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

What's preventing teens from actively advocating for important issues? While 43% consider themselves engaged, less than 25% get involved. While money and time are barriers, according to research from ASA, 46% don’t have the “know how” or tools they need. Join a discussion on the research and learn how technology is changing the paradigm for teens, helping them develop the mindsets and gain the skills they need to become changemakers to positively impact their lives, career, and communities.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Clay Colarusso

American Student Assistance

Olivia Julianna

Gen Z for Change

Lexi McMenamin

Teen Vogue

Laura Tierney

The Social Institute







Emerging Tech


Basic Understanding

Focus Area:

K-12 Education