The United States turns 250 years old in 2026.

The U.S. turns 250 years old in 2026.

The U.S. turns 250 years old in 2026.

Younger generations have the most at stake from our future. How we meet this moment matters — for today and for tomorrow.

We are building the only national, youth-led public programming for the 250th to ensure that young peoples' voices are centered and that institutions are prepared and supported to engage younger generations in this moment.

Youth250 is the dynamic, nonpartisan initiative to redefine civic engagement for the “founding generation” of the next chapter. Together, we'll cultivate belonging and connection with the American story, forging our path forward.

What's Coming

  1. Imagine + Incubate Workshops - Intergenerational design sprints

  2. Toolkit - Tips, tools and tactics for institutions to reach young people

  3. Living Documentary - Capturing Gen Z's experience in this pivotal moment

  4. National Youth Bureau - Hundreds of young adults activated to serve in advisory roles, forming a blueprint for intergenerational input at the highest levels of our society


Younger generations have the most at stake from our future. How we meet this moment matters.

We are building the only national, youth-led public programming for the United States' 250th anniversary to ensure that young peoples' voices are centered and that institutions are prepared.

What's Coming

  1. Imagine + Incubate Workshops - Intergenerational design sprints

  2. Toolkit - Tips, tools and tactics for institutions to reach young people

  3. Living Documentary - Capturing Gen Z's experience in this pivotal moment

  4. National Youth Bureau - Hundreds of young adults activated to serve in advisory roles, forming a blueprint for intergenerational input at the highest levels of our society

Younger generations have the most at stake from our future. How we meet this moment matters — for today and for tomorrow.

We are building the only national, youth-led public programming for the 250th to ensure that young peoples' voices are centered and that institutions are prepared and supported to engage younger generations in this moment.

Youth250 is the dynamic, nonpartisan initiative to redefine civic engagement for the “founding generation” of the next chapter. Together, we'll cultivate belonging and connection with the American story, forging our path forward.

What's Coming

  1. Imagine + Incubate Workshops - Intergenerational design sprints

  2. Toolkit - Tips, tools and tactics for institutions to reach young people

  3. Living Documentary - Capturing Gen Z's experience in this pivotal moment

  4. National Youth Bureau - Hundreds of young adults activated to serve in advisory roles, forming a blueprint for intergenerational input at the highest levels of our society

OUTCOMES

OUTCOMES

OUTCOMES

01

Moon-shot moment

The U.S. 250th becomes a memorable, meaningful springboard into our next chapter as a nation, a shared experience leaving a legacy for future generations. 

01

Moon-shot moment

The U.S. 250th is a meaningful springboard into our next chapter as a nation.

02

GEN Z BELONGING

Young adults feel seen, heard and represented in the national conversation around our country’s present and future situation.

02

GEN Z BELONGING

Young adults feel seen, heard and represented in the national conversation.

03

Improved institutions

Increasing responsiveness, nimbleness and infrastructure for innovative approaches required to serve 21st-century audiences. 

03

Improved institutions

Developing the responsiveness, nimbleness and infrastructure required to serve 21st-century audiences. 

04

YOUTH INPUT PRIORITIZED

Practices are shifted to invite and center youth input at many levels of society, creating a permanent shift.

Let's Connect

Upcoming Events

For registration information, contact Caroline@HistoryMadeByUs.org

Research & Resources

Research & Resources

Research & Resources

RESOURCE

Get Your Gen Z Engagement Score

When it comes to engaging younger generations, how is your institution doing? The Gen Z Engagement Scorecard gives you a baseline to work from, ideas to inspire, and a printable scorecard to use with colleagues, emailed to you upon submission.


When it comes to engaging younger generations, how is your institution doing? The Gen Z Engagement Scorecard gives you a baseline to work from, ideas to inspire, and a printable scorecard to use with colleagues, emailed to you upon submission.

RESOURCE

What's your wish for America's future?

Since 2020, we've been collecting visions for the future of the United States from all who wish to share - forming a blueprint for what our nation's next chapter might reflect. Explore wishes by state, demographics and keywords.


Since 2020, we've been collecting visions for the future of the United States from all who wish to share - forming a blueprint for what our nation's next chapter might reflect. Explore wishes by state, demographics and keywords.

Contact

Participate

Want to be part of this effort? We need all hands on deck. Let us know who you are and how you'd like to join in.

Want to be part of this effort? We need all hands on deck. Let us know who you are and how you'd like to join in.

Want to be part of this effort? We need all hands on deck. Let us know who you are and how you'd like to join in.

Partners

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Support

Support

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Leadership Grants for Museums program.

To support Youth250, give online or contact Executive Director Caroline Klibanoff for opportunities.

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