Giving Compass' Take:

· James Paterson at Education Dive discusses a new report showing that activism is on the rise in high schools students and those entering college. 

· Why are young students becoming so involved in advocacy and activism? How does this affect college campuses? 

· Read more about the rise of student activism

Research and recent events suggest these politically engaged high school students may feel at home on college campuses, where activism has been on the rise.

In March, a survey earlier this year by MTV and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research of 1,027 people ages 15 to 34 found that 40% felt angry, 36% felt anxious and 13% felt positive about the state of the country.

Many also felt motivated to act. Nearly half (47%) said they were paying attention to politics and a similar share said they were talking about issues pertaining to race (42%) and, slightly less so, gender (34%). One in five people (20%) said they were more likely than before to engage in political activism. And more than half of respondents who viewed current events negatively said they're highly likely to vote in the 2018 midterm elections.

Meanwhile, a study by research firm Campus Labs of college students at around 400 campuses over five years found a heightened interest in engagement among students, but not necessarily through traditional political parties or voting. The study found students were more likely to be involved in issue-based organizations, where they can address specific concerns or interests and participate with others having similar views.

Read the full article about student activism by James Paterson at Education Dive.