Student Delegates 2021

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.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • 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 LOGISTICS

  • 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 tiphanie@civicspirit.org with any questions.

Approximate timeline (subject to change): 

December 18, 2020

Application Due

December 18, 2020

January 2021

Cohort is Announced

January 2021

February 2021

Kick-Off Orientation

February 2021

March 2021

First Committee Meeting

March 2021

April 2021

Keynote Speaker

April 2021

May 2021

Virtual Field Trip

Committee Meetings

May 2021

June 2021

Celebration of Learning

June 2021
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