Today young people feel that older generations and the government have ignored them and failed them, and because of it, they are not well positioned for their futures.
© Civics Unplugged 2019
They have called out the "B.S.," said they don't want our virtue signaling," or our "thoughts and prayers." They want our action. They need our support. And it's time we listen, make them part of the process, and work with . them on developing the tools to help them lead and succeed.
In 2020 we are taking action and bringing together civic-minded young people for a 4-month extracurricular program, administered across the country, that culminates in 3-day convention in Washington D.C. in Summer 2020.
CIVICS EDUCATION WORKSSOME HARD TRUTHS
Only 9 states (and D.C.) require one year of U.S. government or civics.
CIVICS EDUCATION WORKS
For instance, Colorado’s only statewide graduation requirement is the satisfactory completion of a civics and government course. Colorado’s civic education program is seen as a success and may contribute to youth voter participation and volunteerism, which is slightly higher than the national average.
THE CU CURRICULUM
1 Personal development and self mastery.
2 Citizen rights, responsibilities, and roles.