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City leaders, student leaders

The April 8 youth council meeting offered students close access to city leadership and issues -- and examples of informed, invested, engaged student civic leadership in action.

Youth Legislative Assembly

5 CMS students represent Charlotte youth at 2014 Youth Legislative Assembly.

Youth, officials collaborate for community

Youth council host leadership summit to discuss ways to collaborate for community success now and for the future

Presidents Day

Celebrate and learn on Presidents Day!

The State of the Union

The State of the Union is a great civic learning opportunity. Activities involve reading, writing, analysis, media literacy, social studies, and more!

Charlotte-Mecklenburg teens invited to join new youth advisory council

Teens are invited to join a new youth advisory council where they will learn about, work with, advise, and report on local government.

I have a dream, do you?

MLK Day is a great opportunity for students to learn about MLK and the historic "I Have a Dream" speech, envision their "dreams" for the community, think about how citizens and leaders work to make a dream a reality, plus learn about government, leadership and problem-solving.

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Educating and engaging K-12 students to lead.

Smart, fun programs tied to Common Core and other educational goals connect classroom learning with hands-on experiences to help students to build civic literacy and leadership from an early age.