a vision to engage the
next generation in the importance of political participation
Our initiatives are what drive our mission of providing creative civic educational and engagement opportunities for students across the country. Both nationally and regionally, our initiatives provide ways for students to get active and involved with the political system. Below are some of the projects we've worked on, click here for more information.
Down on Main Street is a student-run podcast that brings the spotlight on local and state policy issues that don't often get national media attention. Hear from students all over the country as we discuss issues that aren't always well-known, but are important to the general public.
I am the Key is Civic Duty’s national initiative in order to increase voter turnout and enthusiasm among students during the 2018 midterm election season. Students of all different backgrounds and political views are the key to our country’s future and the health of our democracy. Civic Duty’s goal is to engage voters through a three-dimensional campaign: Involve, Inspire, and Interact.
Why get involved in the political process and fulfill your civic responsibility? Hear from public officials from all levels of government as they talk about the importance of political participation, why they got involved in public service, and advice for the next generation of leaders.
It all started with a week in Washington DC. The 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program delegates met in the nation's capital in 2016, comprised of 104 students from around the country.
We had the opportunity to meet with various senators, government officials, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, and even President Obama. But the truly lasting impact was the interaction among the delegates, who learned about each other's varying viewpoints and backgrounds. Despite our many differences, everyone had a common desire to serve their community.
Now we want to pass on that shared desire to others. That's where the idea of Civic Duty came from. We want to spread the genuine desire to serve by educating and engaging with students around the country. Through innovative service initiatives at both the national and local levels, we hope to accomplish our common goal of inspiring students to give back to their communities and to become active participants in the political process.
- United States Senate Youth Program
Class of 2016