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Why invest in GenerationNation?
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.
How can you help? By making a tax-deductible gift to GenerationNation, champion for K-12 civic literacy and youth civic leadership.
Help students to prepare for college, career, and civic life.
Through your financial gifts, you'll help GenerationNation to further strengthen the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council and pilot a Youth Leadership Charlotte-Mecklenburg program for emerging student leaders. In addition, you'll increase learning opportunities - such as the youth council and Kids Voting mock election - that build civic literacy and leadership while narrowing learning opportunity gaps for thousands of K-12 students, plus increase civic literacy resources and tools for teachers and classrooms across the community.
We all benefit when students can gain essential knowledge for academic success including graduation requirements Civics & Economics and American History; understand how their governments and communities work; and, grow as confident citizens and leaders who can read and analyze information, communicate, think critically, collaborate, solve problems, and make decisions.
Only GenerationNation (formerly known as Kids Voting) 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.
Smart, fun, engaging activities tied to Common Core and other educational goals connect the classroom with hands-on experiences to help K-12 students build civic literacy and leadership. Programs include K-12 civic education, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, Youth Voice, Kids Voting, and other initiatives.
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