K-12 students, Election 2012 and civics in action
Smart, fun, and engaging resources and activities
2012 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for K-12 students to experience civics, government and leadership! GenerationNation’s k12in2012 website - www.generationnation.org/k12in2012 - connects K-12 students with Election 2012 and civics in action through smart, fun and engaging educational resources and activities.
Nonpartisan resources and activities will take place through the Inauguration in January 2013, and include:
- Educational tools, curriculum and activities
- News and kid-friendly activities related to the conventions and Election 2012
- Opportunities for students to put civics into action by communicating with officials, casting votes in the Kids Voting mock election (NC primary and general election), sharing their photos and videos throughout the year, and more
As Charlotte’s K-12 civic education champion for the last 20 years, GenerationNation (formerly known as Kids Voting Mecklenburg) is a nonprofit (501c3) organization that educates and engages K-12 students to succeed and lead in their schools, communities and nation. Through a combination of classroom activities and experiential learning opportunities, GenerationNation educates students about government, civic participation and leadership. Programs help students in school, build their civic literacy and develop young people as effective citizens and leaders. Current programs include K-12 civic education, Youth Civics, Youth Voice Leadership Alliance, Kids Voting, #k12in2012, and other initiatives.