Kids Lead, a civic leadership program for middle schoolers

Charlotte-Mecklenburg 101

Get involved

Program information being updated for 2022-23 – check back for updates.


Want to know how your local government works, who makes the decisions, and how you can get involved?

  • City of Charlotte
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Mecklenburg towns
  • State government
  • Courts and law
  • Elections and voting
  • Where to find civic information
  • Civic issues, history, and the future
  • Communicating with officials
  • Be a civic leader – get involved

Learn more

After successfully completing CM101, students can earn a certificate for extra credit.

High school students, want to build your knowledge, experience, and networks to be a civic leader? Sign up for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council and Youth Lead

Middle school students, build your civic leadership and student voice! Sign up for Kids Lead

Educators, contact us for additional resources including NC curriculum alignment and hands-on civic learning opportunities