The Institute for Child & Youth Studies (I-CYS) is hosting its second annual “At the Intersections of Childhood” symposium on youth & civic engagement on April 18th, 2018. The purpose of this one-day symposium is to bring together a group of interdisciplinary scholars whose work lies at the intersection of youth and civic engagement. It will connect academics and community members – including high school students – who are working to promote or critically analyze the civic engagement work of young people. A strong focus of the symposium is the explicit invitation of community members for their participation as active participants to comment on, critique, engage with, and explore the materials, ideas, and concepts presented by the panelists. This participation is important in fostering a dialogue among the academic and local communities in moving forward in the study of children and youth, as well as civic engagement.