Serving as a Democracy Coach provides opportunities for
leadership in the classroom
Generation Citizen is one of the few programs in the country that allows college students to co-lead an actual classroom over the course of the semester. Thus, our selection process is competitive, and our Democracy Coaches are dedicated and accomplished students. Our criteria for Democracy Coaches includes:
Civic and Advocacy Interest Expertise: Our college Democracy Coaches are interested or have experience in working within the community to make change. They use this experience to motivate and inform their students.
Academic Excellence: Our college Democracy Coaches succeed in the classroom, receiving a minimum GPA of 3.0. This excellence helps to create high expectations for their students.
Flexibility and Positive Attitudes: It can be challenging to work in an urban classroom. Our Democracy Coaches are committed to recognizing that Generation Citizen is hard work, and that the ability to weather the roller coaster of the classroom with a smile will lead to positive results in the classroom.
A Commitment to Service: Generation Citizen is a semester-long experience with life-long ramifications. Our Democracy Coaches are committed to working to end educational and political inequity in this country.