Join the Michigan Youth Civic Engagement Project

what is the Michigan Youth Civic Engagement Project?

This project prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to participate actively in a diverse, democratic society. The project will strengthen student learning, involve faculty members, and build capacity of schools, social institutions, and communities for this purpose.

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Interested in learning more about how you can promote civic engagement in the classroom? We’ve collected educational tools, resources, guides, guest speaker opportunities, and more.

 

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Want to stay in the loop and learn about opportunities for civic engagement? Sign up to receive information about:

  • Voting
  • Working the polls
  • Local events
  • Leading a campaign
  • And much more!

More About the Project

This project will strengthen student learning, involve faculty members, and build capacity of schools, social institutions, and communities as it will:

  • Teach the foundations of the American democratic system. 
  • Promote voting participation as an essential, non-partisan component of representative governance.
  • Examine the societal issues facing a dynamic, multifaceted society. 
  • Strengthen communication, collaboration, consensus, and coalition building across differences.
  • Engage students in all stages of planning, implementation, and evaluation of the project.
  • Provide educational methods and materials to support school social studies standards which place emphasis on civic engagement.
  • Create a network of colleges, universities, and high schools.
  • Promote socially just education for all students, with emphasis on participation of students from areas that are too often economically disinvested and racially segregated..
  • Produce a statewide YOUTH ISSUES AGENDA through consensus building and voting activities

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