Through a partnership with Rutgers University's Center for Youth Political Participation (CYPP) and an expansion of the RU Ready project, the Annette Strauss Institute offers an upper division undergraduate course at UT Austin to cultivate active citizenship and the civic leaders of tomorrow. As an extension of the well-established project at Rutgers University, RU Ready Texas allows UT Austin students to work directly with high school students and administer interactive sessions to mentor active civic engagement from youth. UT students will connect the study of politics and civic education with the participation of young people living in our community.
This project is made possible by the generous funding at Rutgers University CYPP, and will be offered beginning in spring 2020.
The mission of RU Ready Texas is to provide students with the motivation and the civic, political, and expressive tools they need to address public problems in their community.