The Roosevelt Network is proud to present our 10 Ideas journal! Since 2008, this journal has elevated the ideas of young people seeking not only to rewrite the rules for their communities, but also to change who writes them.
10 Ideas is an annual Roosevelt Network program that generates student policy proposals. Each year, students research, write, and advocate for ideas originating from the program’s trainings and workshops. 10 Ideas policy proposals demonstrate our commitment to equity and inclusion and reinforce our mission to strengthen public goods and public power. Across our six issue areas—education, economy, human rights, democratic access, health care, and energy & environment—Roosevelters are moving the country toward a new economic and political system: one built by many for the good of all.
In the fall of each year, undergraduate students from across the country submit their policy proposals with the hopes of being published in print or online. After a competitive evaluation process, the top 10 policy submissions are published each year in our 10 Ideas journal, and an unrestricted amount of outstanding ideas are published online.
Interested in writing for 10 Ideas? Submissions are currently closed but you can find helpful resources for next year here and below!
Roosevelt Alumni: Through 10 Ideas, alumni can engage with the work of current students—by evaluating submissions, mentoring student projects, and more. As an alum volunteer, you can grade submissions or connect with student authors to brainstorm and help develop their ideas. Such opportunities generally involve around three to four hours of total work between January and March.