A venture into local government
Learn how local government works by attending real government meetings, finding out where government gets its money, who makes decisions – and weighing in on policies and issues!
YouthCivics - Local Goverment 101
Students attend government meetings, watch civics happen and experience it first-hand. Topics include City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Board of Education, Mecklenburg County Courts, District Attorney, Charlotte Observer, Board of Elections and more
YouthCivics is ideal for 10th grade students in Civics & Economics class as well as all teens with an interest in government, law, civics and/or public service. Community service hours are available for completion of the course and providing feedback.
Spring 2013 - This course will have 3 sessions (6:00-8:00PM on April 9, April 16 and April 22). The Spring 2013 fee is $10.
There is a one-time course fee. This fee helps to cover costs including handouts and dinner each night.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the student’s name, school, grade, email address and phone number. After you register, you’ll receive information about the classes, locations and other details.
Contact us email@example.com or 704-343-6999
YouthCivics Introduction is another exciting opportunity to learn the basics about local government and attend meetings where local officials make decisions that impact us every day! YouthCivics Intro is great for:
- High school students who want to visit a local government meeting for personal knowledge or school extra credit
- Scouts and youth groups wanting to learn more about citizenship and civic life
- Students age 10 and up with their parents, together enjoying a visit to learn about local government
This opportunity is geared toward students, families and/or groups beginning to learn about civics or making a one-time visit to a local government meeting.
Contact us for details and scheduling information.