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Black History Month

A civic learning opportunity! Learn about leaders and events important to the history and progress of the United States.


Inaugurating a President

Activities to educate and engage K-12 students in the Presidential Inauguration through reading, writing, analysis, civics, history and more


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.


Charlotte youth collaborate with leaders across US at City Summit

High school student leaders who serve on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, a program of GenerationNation, represented local youth at the National League of Cities City Summit.


Civic leadership opportunities for high school students

Mecklenburg County high school students are invited to apply to be part of Youth Lead Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council.


I Voted! K-12 students read, think, decide, and vote in Election 2016

K-12 students had the opportunity to experience Election 2016 and explore civics in action through Charlotte nonprofit GenerationNation’s annual student election program.


Wearing the “I Voted” sticker is just a start

Recent events provide a vivid reminder: educating and preparing our youth to lead and engage in the life of Charlotte and our nation has never been more important. Launched in 1992 as a mock election event called “Kids Voting”, this year marks the 25th anniversary for GenerationNation, now a Charlotte-based nonprofit organization working year-round to educate and engage a new generation of citizens and leaders.What we have learned over the years - nearly one million student participants later - is that giving young people an opportunity to cast a mock vote is just one critical part of becoming an informed and engaged citizen.

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Educating and engaging K-12 students to lead.

Smart, fun programs connect classroom learning with hands-on experiences that build civic literacy, civic engagement, and civic leadership from an early age.