Empowering the Next Generation: Civic Engagement in Teen Science Cafés


Listen to this short podcast episode from the PAST Foundation and Learning Unboxed featuring Teen Science Café Network Director Katey Ahmann and former Teen Science Café Network Guide Carolyn Noe to “discover how these cafés work, why youth-driven topics matter, and how this initiative empowers young voices in real-world contexts.”

The episode covers:

  • The role of youth in community decision-making

  • The structure and adaptability of youth-led ‘cafés’

  • The criteria and process for topic selection in these café

  • The educational and civic impact of youth participation

  • Strategies for fostering active citizenship among the youth


Listen here.