Developing a new generation of civic leaders.
Through GenerationNation, students learn first-hand how their governments and communities work; understand and can discuss important civic issues and differing points of view; know how to find and use good sources of news and civic information; and, build social capital, knowledge, and experience to be civic leaders who transform their schools, neighborhoods, communities and nation for the better…now and for the future.
GenerationNation develops a new generation of civic leaders. Civic literacy, civic engagement, and civic leadership for all K-12 students.
Seeing youth collaborate to solve community issues is the @GenNation team's favorite part of GYSD. During #GYSD21, youth will lead projects across Charlotte, many of which will include a civic participation student-to-student mentoring component! #CountdownToGYSD
One of the best parts about virtual discussion is the geographical boundaries no longer exist.
Definitely a dialogue to participate in, more detail in the link below. https://twitter.com/HornetsGive/status/1381669401431310340
Are you an HBCU student in NC? Join the Hornets and @BlueCrossNC for a candid conversation on career opportunities in digital media and creative services.
Next Wednesday (4/14) at 7pm ET, we will host a webinar for #APgov teachers to help prepare their students for the AP U.S. Government Exam in May. Register to attend using the link below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoEUjiDHjCkPgUw1ZizyZEVoOggGaOpn1DeFiL9UjOyD1wVQ/viewform #sschat #hsgovchat
Bookmark this tweet! NC's COVID-19 Vaccine Resources:
👥 Find My Vaccine Group: http://findmygroup.nc.gov
📲 COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center: 888-675-4567
📍 Find A Vaccine Location: http://myspot.nc.gov/map-view
🌐 Spanish-Language Resources: http://Vacunate.nc.gov
Remember today is officially the last day to fill out your Parent Change Request Form! This form allows you to choose an in-person option which is in-person 4 days per week with one remote learning day or choose to have your student enroll in the full remote academy. @GenNation
Students from 28 MS and HS kicked off a new 7-week civic leadership program led BY students FOR students. They will learn about + discuss local issues they’ve identified like racism, mental health, teacher pay, gender identity + equity. Get ready to hear their ideas + solutions!
CMS Families, you have options! You may move your student into or out of the Full Remote Academy. If you want to make a change, please contact your school by Thursday.
The TFK Kid Reporter contest is officially OPEN! 🎉
We’re looking for 10 young reporters to join our squad for the 2021-22 school year. Do you know a kid (ages 13 and under) who has what it takes?
Apply online or via mail by June 21:
TFK 2021-2022 Kid Reporter Contest Application
Do you dream of being a reporter? Are you a good writer who loves the news? If so, then you may have what it takes to be a winner of the TFK Kid Repor...
BREAKING: Governor Roy Cooper has announced that starting March 31 all of Group 4 will be able to get a shot. This group includes college students in congregate living and remaining essential workers. On April 7, all North Carolinians 16+ will be eligible for a shot @wsoctv
To my friends of civic learning: we now have bill numbers for the Civics Secures Democracy Act. HR 1814 in the House and S 879 in the Senate. Please use these numbers in your outreach to your two Senators and House member, helping us build bi-partisan support for #CivXNow
Why should students make their voices heard and be civic leaders...and how do you start? Tonight, HS students kick off Kids Lead with emerging leaders in 8th grade! #kidslead #studentslead #studentvoice #cltmeckyouth
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.@BreanaFowler19 asks what CMS is doing to prepare for possible surge of COVID-19 after spring break travel. Deputy Supt. Hayes: Count on vaccinations, masks and social distancing.
🙌🏾 So proud of official scientist, civic leader, cellist, and astronaut hopeful trying to do some dope science, @JohnsJohnson_!! Best wishes as you head to new and exciting places and opportunities!
We need the community’s feedback on the @CharMeckSchools budget for the upcoming school year.
Please participate in one of the virtual community engagement forums, March 25 or March 30, at 6:30. https://twitter.com/CharMeckSchools/status/1374073586059771913
We invite you to participate as we prioritize the investments for the 2021–2022 school year.
Your involvement is valuable. Ask questions! Participate in a budget work session! Tell us what is important to you!
Join us on Facebook March 25 and March 30.
We need a vaccine for information illiteracy.
Due to weather forecasts predicting risk of severe weather throughout the region, CMS will shift all students to remote learning on Thursday, March 18.
So excited to share my new list of THIRTY podcasts for kids 6 - 10 years old, written for the @nytimes!
A Big List of Podcasts for Bigger Kids
There has been an explosion of new shows for children in the past year. Here are 30 of the best for kids between 6 and 10.
8th graders, sign up for Kids Lead, a new program led BY @CharMeckSchools HS students FOR students! Meet @BreanaFowler19 of @CMSboard and find YOUR student voice. Apply now: http://bit.ly/GN_kidslead
Middle school and high school students: enter @NYTimes' @NYtimesLearning Editorial Contest to write opinion pieces on the issues that matter to them. by April 13:
Our Eighth Annual Student Editorial Contest
We invite middle school and high school students to write opinion pieces on the issues that matter to them. Contest dates: Feb. 23 to April 13.
Congratulations to Tucker Stillman of South Mecklenburg High School! https://twitter.com/GenNation/status/1369788547562147840
Congrats to youth council co-prez Tucker Stillman on being named a @MoreheadCain scholar! #cltmeckyouth
We're creating a compilation post for PBS
NewsHour EXTRA's #StudentVoice blog of YOUR voices
re: what it's been like as a student during #COVID19
Send 50-150 words to Vic @ email@example.com by March 17
#engchat #elachat #sschat #edchat #ellchat #scichat
The time is now to improve American history and civics for all K-12 students.
Join #CivXNow in supporting the bipartisan Civics Secures Democracy Act that was reintroduced TODAY in both the House and the Senate: #civics #civiceducation https://t.co/gQTNcyMYsU