Professor Danielle Allen describes three types of civic agent in the digital age: engaged citizens, activists, and politicians. All three are essential to democratic practice, but frequently (though not always) differ on the goals they pursue, types of action they take, and strategies of participation they deploy in seeking voice and influence. Professor Allen argues that the Ten Questions for Change Makers can serve as a tool for reflection and contemplation of possible consequences for each civic role young people might take on. This process can help young people develop into more equitable, efficacious, and self-protective civic actors themselves, whatever the type. See more at ""