Student Delegates Program

Collaborating across difference

Building Civic Leaders

Throughout the program, the Delegates forge strong relationships, learn to problem-solve, and gain valuable experience as responsible civic participants and leaders in their communities.

A select group of high school students from Civic Spirit schools will educate the public about a pressing civic issue through a digital media project.

Program Components

Phase 1

Build Community and Knowledge

Phase 2

Create a Digital Media Project

Phase 3

Launch and Celebrate

What is this year's topic?

This year’s Delegates will explore: Digital Citizenship

  • What does it mean to be a citizen in the digital age?
  • How can we become ambassadors for accuracy in digital media?
  • How do we navigate sharing our political views online?
  • How can we recognize and combat misinformation and disinformation that we see on social media?

 

What are the details?

  • The program is entirely free and Zoom-based.
  • Applications are open to students in grades 9 – 12 from Civic Spirit schools.
  • The program runs from January-May 2023.
  • Delegates should be prepared to participate in two virtual meetings each month and additional committee work.
  • You can review the Civic Spirit Conduct and Behavioral Standards here.

What will I gain from the program?

  • BUILD relationships with people from different religious, economic, racial, political, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • LEARN from experts about important civic issues.
  • DEVELOP your creative and digital media skills.
  • PRODUCE content to positively influence the ways people interact online.

How do I apply?

Students apply by completing THIS FORM by November 30th, 2022 at 5pm ET. The form will take about 10 minutes to complete.

Teachers can nominate students for the program by completing this nomination form by November 21st.

Questions?

Email Nina Taub (Civic Spirit’s Director of Education) at nina@civicspirit.org.