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Generation Citizen envisions a democracy in which every citizen participates. Generation Citizen strengthens our nation’s democracy by empowering young people to become engaged and effective citizens. Generation Citizen partners college students with classroom teachers to teach an action civics course in which teens solve problems they are facing in their own communities. By operating within school hours, Generation Citizen ensures that all students learn about their role in the democratic process, not merely those who self-select to take part in extracurricular activities. All students thus gain not only civic knowledge and skills, but also an empowering experience of leading actual change in their communities. Each semester culminates in Civics Day, in which student representatives from classes in each city present their work to other students, community members, and public officials, celebrating their work and gaining feedback to further their efforts. Civics Day is therefore a chance for students to explore ways to continue their civic engagement after the end of the program.

Website http://www.generationcitizen.org/
Category Service
Keywords education, civic engagement, service
Primary Contact Name

The primary contact should be the organization leader (president, director, chair, ect.)

Kyle Valente

Primary Contact Title

Chapter Executive Director

Additional Contact Name

Joelle Juarez

Faculty/Staff Advisor Name

Your faculty/staff advisor is NOT your Student Programs Office contact.

Peter Skerry

Faculty/Staff Advisor School/Department

Political Science

Organization Mission Statement

Despite the promises of a government in which all citizens can play a role in determining the country’s future, a large part of our nation, especially minority and lower-income citizens, does not actively participate in our democracy. Generation Citizen exists to change this dynamic.

Generation Citizen envisions a democracy in which every citizen participates. Generation Citizen strengthens our nation’s democracy by empowering young people to become engaged and effective citizens.

Generation Citizen partners college students with classroom teachers to teach an action civics course in which teens solve problems they are facing in their own communities.

Our innovative, action-based program will revolutionize civics education in this country. Generation Citizen is building a new generation of youth activists and leaders, a generation inspired and equipped to make change.

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