When it comes to civic engagement, the kids aren't all-right.
And they're particularly not all-right in Florida.
"We stink," former U.S. Rep. Lou Frey said last week.
That is a succinct summary of a report released by Frey's organization, the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida, along with the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida and the National Conference on Citizenship.
The 2011 Florida Civic Health Index focuses on civic involvement by "millennials," people aged 18-29. By civic involvement, the report means everything from voting to working with neighbors on neighborhood problems.
It said Florida ranked 31st among the states in voter registration by young people, and 44th both in volunteering and working with neighbors.
Among Florida millennials who are registered, only 21 percent voted in 2010, the report said. By contrast, Floridians 65 and older had a voter turnout of 56 percent.
Millennials make up a little under 15 percent of Volusia County registered voters. Read More