Welcome to the Civic Spirit Student Delegates Program!
This Year's Theme:
Does Election Law Need a Makeover?
Legislative Stability & Advocacy in a Divided Nation
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The Student Delegates Program is a unique opportunity for student leaders in 11th and 12th grade to train as civic ambassadors by practicing leadership skills, problem-solving and relationship building across demographic differences.
Student Ambassadors from across the Civic Spirit network will participate in civic engagement training sessions and work collaboratively to choose one area of election law to study in further depth, research new legislative proposals related to state or federal election law, and engage in bipartisan advocacy to communicate with elected officials who support that proposed legislation.
The Capstone Project will culminate in a Celebration of Learning in which the Student Delegates will present recommendations to a panel of community leaders and elected officials.
- Strengthen students’ sense of civic belonging, democratic fluency, and civic skills
- Become civic ambassadors for Civic Spirit within and beyond their schools
- Build authentic relationships with students from different backgrounds and different perspectives
- Deepen knowledge about election law reform and the U.S. legislative process
- Develop skills in critical thinking and effective communication
- Introduce key skills and practices for difficult conversations
- Learn how to problem-solve across difference
- The program is entirely free and Zoom-based.
- Participation in the program requires a time commitment of approximately 4 hours a month.
- The deadline for students to apply or educators to nominate a student is December 18th, 2020.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Approximate timeline (subject to change):
Cohort is Announced
First Committee Meeting
Virtual Field Trip