THE ROAD

TO

CUDC

THE ROAD

TO

CUDC

THE ROAD

TO

CUDC

IN 2020

THE KIDS

WILL LEAD

IN 2020

THE KIDS

WILL LEAD

IN 2020

THE KIDS

WILL LEAD

The Civics Unplugged Fellowship is a leadership program designed to equip American high schools students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and resources to become the catalyst of change history has proven them to be.

The Civics Unplugged Fellowship is a leadership program designed to equip American high school students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and resources to become the catalyst of change history has proven them to be.

HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT WORKS

The deadline to apply for the CU Fellowship is December 8th 2019. You do not need to be nominated to apply.

The Fellowship's orientation begins early January 2020, the curriculum starts at the beginning of February, and the D.C. convention will take place from June 29th to July 1st on the campus of our partner, Georgetown University.

The deadline to apply for the CU Fellowship is December 8th 2019. You do not need to be nominated to apply.  

The Fellowship's orientation begins early January 2020, the curriculum starts at the beginning of February, and the D.C. convention will take place from June 29th to July 1st on the campus of our partner, Georgetown University.

The deadline to apply for the CU Fellowship is December 8th 2019. You do not need to be nominated to apply.

The Fellowship's orientation begins early January 2020, the curriculum starts at the beginning of February, and the D.C. convention will take place from June 29th to July 1st on the campus of our partner, Georgetown University.

BECOMING
A CU
FELLOW

BECOMING
A CU
FELLOW

  • You know something is not working at your school, in your community, or in the nation, and you want to change it.
  • You feel that adults are not listening to you or your peers.
  • You want to be a part of something that is larger than yourself.
  • You know something is not working at your school, in your community, or in the nation, and you want to change it.
  • You feel that adults are not listening to you or your peers.
  • You want to be a part of something that is larger than yourself.

THE CU FELLOWSHIP

  • You will join students from across the nation to participate in a 3-month online training program that blends personal development, systems thinking, and civics education.
  • You are not alone. You will be part of a national community that works together to problem solve.
  • You will work individually and in small groups, receive one-on-one mentoring, and work with a peer from a different part of the country.
  • You will receive hands on support every step of the way from our vetted instructors and mentors, who will always be a message away for individual guidance.
  • You have the opportunity to chat with all kinds of civic leaders—from elected officials to social entrepreneurs, from policy entrepreneurs to journalists, and from activists to philanthropists.
  • All CU Fellows will come together for a 3-day convention in Washington, D.C. hosted by our partner, Georgetown University. The convention will feature speakers, skills and issues workshops, a behind the scenes tour of our Nation's Capitol and the city that houses it, and the ratification of Fellows' joint declaration of their 2030 vision for America!
  • You will join students from across the nation to participate in a 3-month online training program that blends personal development, systems thinking, and civics education.
  • You are not alone. You will be part of a national community that works together to problem solve.
  • You will work individually and in small groups, receive one-on-one mentoring, and work with a peer from a different part of the country.
  • You will receive hands on support every step of the way from our vetted instructors and mentors, who will always be a message away for individual guidance.
  • You will have the opportunity to chat with all kinds of civic leaders—from elected officials to social entrepreneurs, from policy entrepreneurs to journalists, and from activists to philanthropists.
  • All CU Fellows will come together for a 3-day convention in Washington, D.C. hosted by our partner, Georgetown University. The convention will feature speakers, skills and issues workshops, a behind the scenes tour of our Nation's Capitol and the city that houses it, and the ratification of Fellows' joint declaration of their 2030 vision for America!

THE
CU
FELLOWSHIP

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

We know we cannot do this alone. We sought out the most qualified and well respected organizations in the country to join in our mission.

THE
CU
CURRICULUM

THE CU CURRICULUM

Ever wonder why you got a new smartboard but your lunch is inedible? 
Ever wonder why art and music were cut from your school?
Ever wonder why your leaders in Washington aren’t acting on climate change?
Ever wonder why student loans are crippling your generation?

The CU curriculum was developed to give you a forum to be heard, opportunities to learn from your peers around the country, and the skills to challenge and change the status quo.

As part of the CU Fellowship, you will develop greater self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and key leadership skills; and you will learn how systems in the real-world actually work, so you can work within them and ultimately change them.

By the end of the program, you will have developed a 10-year plan for yourself, "mapped" out a system you care to improve, and helped draft a 2030 vision for America with your Fellowship class!

  • Ever wonder why you got a new smartboard but your lunch is inedible?
  • Ever wonder why art and music were cut from your school?
  • Ever wonder why your leaders in Washington aren’t acting on climate change?
  • Ever wonder why student loans are crippling your generation?

The CU curriculum was developed to give you a forum to be heard, opportunities to learn from your peers around the country, and the skills to challenge and change the status quo.

As part of the CU Fellowship, you will develop greater self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and key leadership skills; and you will learn how systems in the real-world actually work, so you can work within them and ultimately change them.

By the end of the program, you will have developed a 10-year plan for yourself, "mapped" out a system you care to improve, and helped draft a 2030 vision for America with your Fellowship class!

Ever wonder why you got a new smartboard but your lunch is inedible? 
Ever wonder why art and music were cut from your school?
Ever wonder why your leaders in Washington aren’t acting on climate change?
Ever wonder why student loans are crippling your generation?

The CU curriculum was developed to give you a forum to be heard, opportunities to learn from your peers around the country, and the skills to challenge and change the status quo.

As part of the CU Fellowship, you will develop greater self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and key leadership skills; and you will learn how systems in the real-world actually work, so you can work within them and ultimately change them.

By the end of the program, you will have developed a 10-year plan for yourself, "mapped" out a system you care to improve, and helped draft a 2030 vision for America with your Fellowship class!

STUDENTS

HEAD TO

WASHINGTON

STUDENTS
HEAD TO
WASHINGTON

© Civics Unplugged 2019

Travel to and from Washington, D.C., as well as housing on a D.C. University campus and meals will be covered by CIVICS Unplugged and it’s sponsors over a 3-day period.

Day 1: After checking into their dorms and attending a welcome reception framing the convention, students will split out for storytelling and community-building sessions to break the ice and build rapport.

Day 2: Fellows, civic educators, and system changemakers will work together to workshop and refine the Fellows' declaration of their 2030 vision for America. The day will end with a magical “night at the museum” featuring guests and musical performances.

Day 3: Fellows will finally ratify the declaration they have drafted with their class! And after an award ceremony celebrating their work, Fellows will get a tour of Washington, D.C., and meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill.

Travel to and from Washington D.C., as well as housing on a D.C. University campus and meals will be covered by CIVICS Unplugged and it’s sponsors over a 3-day period.

Day 1: After checking into their dorms and attending a welcome reception framing the convention, students will split out for storytelling and community-building sessions to break the ice and build rapport.

Day 2: Students, civic educators, and system changemakers will engage will engage in working sessions ranging from mock legislative sessions to in-depth case studies. The day will end with a magical “night at the museum” featuring guests and musical performances.

Day 3: After being presented awards such as scholarships, internships, fellowships, and non-monetary prizes, students will get a tour of Washington D.C., and meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill.

Travel to and from Washington D.C., as well as housing on a D.C. University campus and meals will be covered by CIVICS Unplugged and it’s sponsors over a 3-day period.

Day 1: After checking into their dorms and attending a welcome reception framing the convention, students will split out for storytelling and community-building sessions to break the ice and build rapport.

Day 2: Students, civic educators, and system changemakers will engage in working sessions ranging from issue-based brainstorms to in-depth case studies. The day will end with a magical night of celebration featuring guests and musical performances.

Day 3: After building and celebrating in community over two days, students will get a behind the scenes tour of Washington, D.C.

Travel to and from Washington, D.C., as well as housing on a D.C. University campus and meals will be covered by CIVICS Unplugged and it’s sponsors over a 3-day period.

Day 1: After checking into their dorms and attending a welcome reception framing the convention, students will split out for storytelling and community-building sessions to break the ice and build rapport.

Day 2: Fellows, civic educators, and system changemakers will work together to workshop and refine the Fellows' declaration of their 2030 vision for America. The day will end with a magical “night at the museum” featuring guests and musical performances.

Day 3: Fellows will finally ratify the declaration they have drafted with their class! And after an award ceremony celebrating their work, Fellows will get a tour of Washington, D.C., and meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill.

Travel to and from Washington, D.C., as well as housing on a D.C. University campus and meals will be covered by CIVICS Unplugged and it’s sponsors over a 3-day period.

Day 1: After checking into their dorms and attending a welcome reception framing the convention, students will split out for storytelling and community-building sessions to break the ice and build rapport.

Day 2: Fellows, civic educators, and system changemakers will work together to workshop and refine the Fellows' declaration of their 2030 vision for America. The day will end with a magical “night at the museum” featuring guests and musical performances.

Day 3: Fellows will finally ratify the declaration they have drafted with their class! And after an award ceremony celebrating their work, Fellows will get a tour of Washington, D.C., and meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill.

Travel to and from Washington D.C., as well as housing on a D.C. University campus and meals will be covered by CIVICS Unplugged and it’s spomnnsors over a 3-day period.

Day 1: After checking into their dorms and attending a welcome reception framing the convention, students will split out for storytelling and community-building sessions to break the ice and build rapport.

Day 2: Students, civic educators, and system changemakers will engage will engage in working sessions ranging from mock legislative sessions to in-depth case studies. The day will end with a magical “night at the museum” featuring guests and musical performances.

Day 3: After being presented awards such as scholarships, internships, fellowships, and non-monetary prizes, students will get a tour of Washington D.C., and meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill.

SAMPLE   CUDC SESSIONS

Conversations with "Civic Superheroes": Meet and hear from leading social innovators in government, business, activism, and the arts.

Case Study Sessions: Analyze existing social innovation solutions that are spearheaded by experts and/or students.

2030 Vision WorkshopsMap out your personal 10-year vision as well as a vision for America's future with the help of issue-area experts and seasoned changemakers.

Storytelling: Learn from master storytellers on how to write and tell the story of your life, your vision, and the solutions you are championing.

Pitch: Share and receive feedback on the solutions you identified over the course of three months with experts and peers.

SAMPLE  SESSIONS

Coversations with thought leaders: Meet and hear from leading social innovators in government, business, activism, and the arts.

Case Study Sessions: Analyze existing social innovation solutions that are currently spearheaded by experts and/or students.

Brainstorm: Map out your civic future beyond the CU Fellowship with the help of issues experts and systems thinking experts.

Storytelling: Learn from master storytellers on how to write and tell the story of your life, your vision, and the solutions you are championing.

Pitch: Share and receive feedback on the solutions you identified over the course of three months with experts and peers.

SAMPLE   CUDC SESSIONS

Coversations with Thought Leaders: Meet and hear from leading social innovators in government, business, activism, and the arts.

Case Study Sessions: Analyze existing social innovation solutions that are spearheaded by experts and/or students.

Brainstorm: Map out your civic future beyond the CU Fellowship with the help of systems thinking and subject matter experts.

Storytelling: Learn from master storytellers on how to write and tell the story of your life, your vision, and the solutions you are championing.

Pitch: Share and receive feedback on the solutions you identified over the course of three months with experts and peers.

SAMPLE
 
CUDC
SESSIONS

Conversations with "Civic Superheroes": Meet and hear from leading social innovators in government, business, activism, and the arts.

Case Study Sessions: Analyze existing social innovation solutions that are currently spearheaded by experts and/or students.

2030 Vision Workshops: Map out your personal 10-year vision as well as a vision for America's future with the help of issue-area experts and seasoned changemakers.

Storytelling: Learn from master storytellers on how to write and tell the story of your life, your vision, and the solutions you are championing.

Pitch: Share and receive feedback on the solutions you identified over the course of three months with experts and peers.

SAMPLE   CUDC SESSIONS

Conversations with "Civic Superheroes": Meet and hear from leading social innovators in government, business, activism, and the arts.

Case Study Sessions: Analyze existing social innovation solutions that are spearheaded by experts and/or students.

2030 Vision Workshops: Map out your personal 10-year vision as well as a vision for America's future with the help of issue-area experts and seasoned changemakers.

Storytelling: Learn from master storytellers on how to write and tell the story of your life, your vision, and the solutions you are championing.

Pitch: Share and receive feedback on the solutions you identified over the course of three months with experts and peers.

SAMPLE  SESSIONS

Coversations with thought leaders: Meet and hear from leading social innovators in government, business, activism, and the arts.

Case Study Sessions: Analyze existing social innovation solutions that are currently spearheaded by experts and/or students.

Brainstorm: Map out your civic future beyond the CU Fellowship with the help of issues experts and systems thinking experts.

Storytelling: Learn from master storytellers on how to write and tell the story of your life, your vision, and the solutions you are championing.

Pitch: Share and receive feedback on the solutions you identified over the course of three months with experts and peers.

TAKE

ACTION

BACK HOME

TAKE

ACTION

BACK HOME

TAKE

ACTION

BACK HOME

Bring CU to your communities

Following #CUDC2020, students will head back home and be inspired to bring about change in their communities. They will not be alone. We will help them to organize, create action, and bring about positive change.

Bring CU to your communities

Following #CUDC2020, students will head back home and be inspired to bring about change in their communities. They will not be alone. We will help them to organize, create action and bring about positive change.

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