We’re Uplifting Young Voices in Our Democracy

Young people aged 18-29 are one of the most underrepresented voter groups in the US — yet their values have the power to transform our nation.

The Andrew Goodman Foundation works to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. We support youth leadership development, voting accessibility, and social justice initiatives on campuses across the country with mini-grants to select institutions of higher learning and other financial assistance to student leaders. Join us as we inspire more young people to pursue social change work, activate important lessons of the past, and sustain today’s effective social action.

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Being an Andrew Goodman Ambassador has been one of the most fulfilling experiences I've had in college! Our Ambassadors have engaged in meaningful conversations and activities which aid our students in shaping a more equitable democratic system. We mobilize, empower, and uplift students to be changemakers in their community, and it has been so incredible to see them join in this work.

Tamia Fowlkes, Andrew Goodman Ambassador University of Wisconsin-Madison

Working with The Andrew Goodman Foundation has strengthened my understanding of coalition-building and the importance of community and relational organizing. Through applying these skills, our entire campus has been able to merge our resources to reach a wider sphere of our student body.

Alix Swann, Andrew Goodman Ambassador Spelman College

The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) is an integral partner not only to Bard's voter engagement process, but more broadly in the integration of civics, transformational leadership, and youth empowerment into our program design. We consider our relationship with AGF to be central to the development of our students’ civic practice for life.

Erin Cannan, Andrew Goodman Campus Champion & Vice President for Civic Engagement, Bard Center for Civic Engagement Bard College

My experience in the Andrew Goodman Network has allowed me to become a leader in voter registration and election work in the South. My partnership with The Andrew Goodman Foundation has also enabled me to share my ideas through op-eds published on some of the largest platforms in the country.

Evan Malbrough, Andrew Goodman Puffin Democracy Fellow & Former Andrew Goodman Ambassador Georgia State University