Youth CLT-Meck 101

Want to know how local government works? Find out where government gets its money, who makes decisions, where government happens, and how YOU make a difference? The best way is to see it in action!

Local Government in Action: Attend or watch a government meeting

Want to know when local governments meet, what happens, and how to attend or watch a  meeting? Here's a list of resources, tips, and worksheets to make it fun, easy, and impactful!


Youth CLT-Meck 101 (Youth Civics 101)

Learn about City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Board of Education, Mecklenburg County Courts, District Attorney, Charlotte Observer, civic leadership and more - and make your voice heard on issues and policies impacting children and youth.

This program is great 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.

General information

Next program is being scheduled. Check back here for more information.


Contact us or 704-343-6999


Youth CLT-Meck 101 Introduction

See local government in action. Find out how local officials make decisions that impact us every day! Youth CLT-Meck 101 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 and CLT-Meck or making a one-time visit to a local government meeting.

Contact us for details and scheduling information.

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Teacher Resources

Local government activities and lesson content are available for teacher use. Contact us for information.

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Youth Council

Teens: another great way to get involved in local government is through the youth council - sign up today!

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