The CASE Foundation
Generation Y, or the Millennial Generation, born between 1978 and 1993, is now the largest generation, having surpassed the Baby Boomers. The Case Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to solving complex social problems, released this study of the Millennial Generation. Some scholars believe that behavioral patterns are repeated every three generations, which means the Millennials are tied to the Greatest Generation, of World War II, “with whom they share a sense of common purpose and idealism.”
Between 1989 and 2005 teenage volunteerism more than doubled, and now members of the Millennial Generation are using new technologies to get involved with their communities. As the most racially diverse generation in America, they are also the most digitally connected, and use their knowledge to organize groups, share information and enjoy the fruits of technology. Whether they are protesting the genocide in Darfur or setting up fundraisers, Millennials are using technology to voice their opinions and organize in ways previous generations could only dream about. Free, 70 pages. (202) 467-5788, http://www.casefoundation.org/spotlight/social-citizens.