Developing a new generation of civic leaders.
Through GenerationNation, students learn first-hand how their governments and communities work; understand and can discuss important civic issues and differing points of view; know how to find and use good sources of news and civic information; and, build social capital, knowledge, and experience to be civic leaders who transform their schools, neighborhoods, communities and nation for the better…now and for the future.
GenerationNation develops a new generation of civic leaders. Civic literacy, civic engagement, and civic leadership for all K-12 students.
🙌🏽 Congrats 8th graders! This semester, emerging leaders from MS across the community collaborated with HS students to learn about civic leadership, research issues they identified, and propose solutions. We are excited keep working with you into HS! #cltmeckyouth #kidslead
Join GenerationNation on May 19 as we hear from and celebrate student civic leaders who are transforming our schools and city for the better! Sign up to attend the May 19 5:15pm Zoom: http://bit.ly/youth519 #cltmeckyouth #studentslead
Turning 16 has even more significance this year: you're old enough to get a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, that is)! Find one » http://Meck.co/Vaccine
Field trip Saturday at NC Youth Legislative Assembly. We collaborated with youth from across NC to debate student bills at #NCGA. (Surprised that many officials, parents, and youth don’t wear masks or have social distancing there!) Safety issues aside, a great day! #cltmeckyouth
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If you want to join the CMS Equity Committee, click the link below to apply. Applications are due on Wednesday May 5th.
See you soon, #ncga! Fun and easy ride from the QC to Raleigh this morning on @Amtrak @NC_By_Train #cltmeckyouth #ncyla21 #studentslead
Tune in this morning to C-SPAN’s Washington Journal as we host our annual Cram for the Exam programs help students prepare for the #APUSH & #APGOV exams.
8am ET- AP U.S. History: https://www.c-span.org/video/?511295-3/washington-journal-jason-stacy-amp-matthew-ellington-discuss-high-school-advanced-placement-us
9am ET- AP Government: https://www.c-span.org/video/?511295-4/washington-journal-andrew-conneen-amp-daniel-larsen-discuss-high-school-advanced-placement-us
We’re leaders across NC! Juliette, Stella, Jaylen, Tucker, Kush, Gabriel and @john_schubert_ head to @RaleighGov on Saturday for @NCLeg Youth Legislative Assembly! #cltmeckyouth #ncga
The Sugar Creek Corridor Playbook process is about to kick off with tonight’s public meeting. I’m excited to hear what the community has to share about issues and opportunities they see for near term public investment between Nevin and North Tryon! @CLTgov
Thank you Dr. Meg Sullivan for meeting with our student leaders to give an update on @MeckCounty COVID-19 efforts and to hear youth feedback about strategies for youth vaccination! #studentslead #cltmeckyouth
@GenNation I know! Why don’t we listen to them???
For anyone else who has May 3 circled on their calendar. My AP Government students created infographics for each required foundational document for your use: http://bit.ly/apgov4lyfe #hsgovchat #sschat #apgopo 🇺🇸📜
How was education DISRUPTED during the pandemic?
Hear directly from students and teachers on what's next during a special digital event on Tuesday, May 18 at 7 pm ET. #SRLDISRUPTED
DO GOOD, Charlotte youth! Still time to get involved in Global Youth Service Day and DO GOOD Week! (You can lead and serve all year!) Info: http://bit.ly/youthdogood #GYSD21 #dogoodclt
Do you want to serve on the CMS Community Equity Committee? Clink the link below as applications are due on May 5th.
History should remember the incredibly 17 year old Darnella Frazier who had the strength and composure to capture the murder of #georgefloyd on video. Without her video there may never have been #justice.
BREAKING: In the death of George Floyd, a jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts -- second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. https://to.pbs.org/2QIgSPK
ICYMI, we're hosting a virtual youth job fair on May 5! Receive free job coaching & meet local employers who are hiring now. Details below! https://twitter.com/HNScharlotte/status/1379891997729820676
Join the City of Charlotte for an upcoming virtual youth job fair on Wednesday, May 5 to meet employers, receive free job coaching, and get hired! The coaching session starts at 4pm and the job fair starts at 5pm. Register here:
Thank you @BrdgAllianceUS @NCoC @BigTentNation for remembering @joelodom12 at this year’s Civvy Awards! (At 17-18 min mark.) @GenNation was so honored to receive the civic innovation award in 2019 and so pleased Joel was able to represent us there!
@trev_stev & I started compiling a list of unspoken rules & tips on campus for 1st & 2nd years since they haven’t really been on campus & here’s what we got. Add on more!
• you trip over a brick, keep going
• busses are every person for themselves. Especially on rainy days.
Youth Council leaders Jaylen and Kiersten join other students to share important perspectives. 🙌🏽 Thank you students for making your voices heard and to @devnabose @theobserver for the opportunity! #cltmeckyouth #studentvoice #remotelearning #frontpage #sundaypaper
Some Black, brown and LGBTQ+ students found a safe haven in remote school. Now, they're being asked to return to classrooms.
“The only reason I stuck around was virtual learning. That’s not an environment I feel safe going back to." https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/article250198970.html
Thirteen years old. That’s my little brother’s age. I don’t have the words. #justiceforadamtoledo https://twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/1382786135437479936
As soon as the officer says “show me your hands, Adam Toledo literally shows him his hands and then is shot a second later.
Seeing youth collaborate to solve community issues is the @GenNation team's favorite part of GYSD. During #GYSD21, youth will lead projects across Charlotte, many of which will include a civic participation student-to-student mentoring component! #CountdownToGYSD
One of the best parts about virtual discussion is the geographical boundaries no longer exist.
Definitely a dialogue to participate in, more detail in the link below. https://twitter.com/HornetsGive/status/1381669401431310340
Are you an HBCU student in NC? Join the Hornets and @BlueCrossNC for a candid conversation on career opportunities in digital media and creative services.