GenerationNation offers smart, fun, engaging programs that connect classroom activities with hands-on experiences to help students build civic literacy and leadership from an early age.

Program of work

Classroom and out-of-school time resources and tools

  • K-12 Civic Education and Learning Center

Civics and leadership in action

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council
  • Youth Lead Charlotte-Mecklenburg
  • I Voted! Student Election (Kids Voting)
  • YouthCLTMeck101
  • And other initiatives that build civic literacy and leadership from an early age

Why does it matter?

When students learn and understand how their governments and communities work, and the ways citizens and leaders collaborate to solve problems at the local, state and national levels, they build essential knowledge and skills necessary for success at school, in the workplace, and for life.

  • GenerationNation directly engages thousands of students in hands-on experiences to narrow learning opportunity gaps and build knowledge, interests, and skills.
  • 100% of student participants learn about and engage in local government and community issues
  • In the classroom, GenerationNation helps K-12 teachers to easily and effectively integrate civic literacy through lessons and tools aligned to core subjects, Common Core, and NC standards. GenerationNation reaches 170+ public, charter, independent, and religious schools and offers 100+ lessons and tools.