Digital Organizing and Youth Inclusion: Strategies and Best Practices
Webinar on Digital Organizing and Youth Inclusion: Strategies and Best Practices led by Ian Bridgeforth, originally recorded for the ATN Leaders Network.
Ian Bridgeforth is founder and executive director of Georgia Shift, a nonprofit giving marginalized young people a seat at the table of democracy. After graduating with a B.A. degree in Mass Communication, he went on to provide creative services in nonprofits and campaigns in New York City.
Ian was inspired to create Georgia Shift when he moved back to Georgia and saw a significant disconnect between political campaigns and young voters. Ian saw a need to invest in young people to make change in the state.
As Ian explains, “Georgia has one of the largest populations of young people in the entire country. We have the fourth largest public university system in the country, and a majority of students in that system are young people, ages 18 to 24. You also have to factor in community colleges, private colleges, and non-college youth."
Ian is a 2015 alumnus of the New Leaders Council (Augusta Chapter) and currently pursuing his M.A. in Design Management from the Savannah College of Art & Design.