Today's students will be the leaders of our schools, businesses, communities and nation. What, and how, they learn now matters.
They need to understand how their governments and communities work, about the key issues, and how a new generation of citizens and leaders can make a difference. Current events, education trends, and learning opportunity gaps make that task more difficult - and more important than ever.
Thanks to our community's involvement, nearly 1 million Charlotte students have built and applied civic literacy, knowledge, and skills through GenerationNation programs. Launched in 1992 as a mock election event called Kids Voting, GenerationNation has worked with community stakeholders in recent years to launch programming to educate and engage a new generation of citizens and leaders every day of the year.
Through GenerationNation, students learn how their governments and communities work, begin to understand the key issues, and gain the knowledge, skill, and interest to make a difference as a new generation of active and informed citizens and leaders.
The first phase of GenerationNation's expanded work has targeted high school students. Students regularly interact with community leaders, engage in local government, learn about and apply knowledge to solve civic issues, and collaborate with youth from other schools and backgrounds. Future strategies will expand programming for K-8 students, program alumni, and teachers.
GenerationNation programs include K-12 civic literacy curriculum and teacher support, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, Youth Leadership Charlotte-Mecklenburg, CLT-Meck 101, Kids Voting, and other initiaitives.
GenerationNation, a Charlotte 501c3 nonprofit, is innovative and efficient with strong strategic partnerships and a 20-year track record of success.
GenerationNation is funded through grants, corporate and business sponsorships, individual gifts and in-kind donations. GenerationNation is not a United Way or Arts and Science Council agency or funded by a state or national organization. Approximately 90% of contributed funds support GenerationNation programs. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Contact us for a copy of our IRS 501c3 nonprofit information.
Amy Farrell, Executive Director