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Why invest in GenerationNation?
Our students, schools and community need GenerationNation, Charlotte's K-12 champion for civic education and youth civic leadership.
Students need to learn and understand how their governments and communities work, and the ways citizens and leaders collaborate to solve local, state and national problems. Civic literacy helps students to succeed in school, graduate, and become productive citizens and leaders. Today's students will one day become the leaders of our schools, communities and nation. What, and how, they learn is critical to the vitality of the Charlotte region and the 21st century economy.
Only GenerationNation gives Charlotte's K-12 students the advantage of civic literacy and leadership from an early age, across the community, and through effective hands-on experiences. GenerationNation, a 501c3 nonprofit, is innovative and efficient, with strong strategic partnerships and a 20-year track record of success.
GenerationNation needs your financial support to provide current programs, build capacity and fuel growth to meet the needs of students and schools in the Charlotte area. Your donation helps GenerationNation to use technology, strategic partnerships and innovation to:
- Educate K-12 students about government, civics and leadership. Programs impact 5,000 classrooms, through lessons and activities tied to Common Core and NC standards for grades K-12, using civic literacy to support academic achievement in reading, writing, math and social studies.
- Directly engage over 100,000 Charlotte-area students in smart, fun, and nonpartisan educational experiences, including mock voting, service-learning, reporting on civic issues and having dialogues with public officials.
- Build tomorrow’s civic leaders through effective, hands-on programs that connect hundreds of teens with government, civic engagement and leadership.
- Prepare the next workforce with knowledge and skills - such as problem-solving, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork, communicating and decision-making - for 21st century success
With over 1,000 volunteers and a 20-year track record of success, GenerationNation (formerly known as Kids Voting) offers smart, fun, engaging, educational - and nonpartisan - programs to help students in school, build civic literacy and develop young people as effective citizens and leaders. GenerationNation programs include K-12 civic education, Youth Civics, Youth Voice Leadership Alliance, Kids Voting, k12in2012 and other initiatives.
GenerationNation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization 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 or view more information at Guidestar.
Amy Farrell, Executive Director