Generation Citizen works to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective action civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. They inspire civic participation through a proven state standards-aligned action civics class that gives students the opportunity to experience real-world democracy.
Generation Citizen partners with teachers and schools to help them implement a comprehensive, student-centered, project-based action civics education program where students debate issues directly affecting them, like police community relations, domestic violence, or discrimination. Students develop strategic action plans to effect systemic change on that issue and implement the plan by engaging directly with influencers and decision makers. The discipline is rooted in the idea that the best way for students to grow into informed and active citizens is not just by learning about civic structures and processes, but by engaging politically within their local communities.
To learn more visit their website or if you’d like to consider a gift please contact the Senior Director of Development, Jessicah White, at jwhite[at]generationcitizen.org.