GENERATION CITIZEN BELIEVES ALL STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CIVICS EDUCATION THAT PREPARES THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR DEMOCRACY.

Civics Day | Spring 2017

Civics Day is the end-of-semester finale. Hundreds of Generation Citizen students from across the country will present their class action projects to volunteer Judges who include public officials, as well as representatives from the nonprofit and business sectors. Learn more + join us!

Civics Day is made possible thanks to generous sponsors.

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Beyond the Ballot | The Time is Now

Beyond the Ballot is an initiative of Generation Citizen to turn the unprecedented negativity and frustration caused by the 2016 presidential election into meaningful and passionate participation. We want to begin a path to rebuild the foundations of our democracy. Our initiative is meant to teach, inspire, and empower the next generation to engage with—and lead—the political system.

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Generation Citizen Annual Report 2016

 

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To lead change, we must first teach it. Help prepare the next generation to go beyond the ballot.

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OUR APPROACH

Generation Citizen’s action civics curriculum is the crux of our work and of both our Democracy Coach-led and teacher-led models. The curriculum is action-based, aligned to relevant standards, and academically rigorous.

STUDENT CHANGEMAKER

LEXIE TESCH
San Francisco Bay Area

“We are the voices. We are the future. We are the change makers.”

DEMOCRACY COACH ALUMNI

John De Vito
New York City

“Decisions about our future are being made in Albany and we need young people to be a part of the conversation. Young people power our campaign.”

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