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.
  • Delegates participate in two virtual meetings each month and additional committee work.
  • You can review the Civic Spirit Conduct and Behavioral Standards here.

What do students gain from the program?

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

How do I apply?

Applications are closed for the 2022-23 program.  Information about the 2023-24 program will be shared in the summer.


Email Hillary Gardenswartz (Civic Spirit’s Director of Student Experiences) at