Civic vitality refers to the strength of social networks in a community, region, province, or country. Do children and youth feel connected to, and included in, these networks? Or are they alienated? Do they have a positive sense of their own social or political relevance, or do they feel indifferent and disenfranchised? Do they consider themselves to be citizens? And to what extent does a sense of citizenship persist into adulthood?
The information in this section helps answer some of these questions.