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Youth Voice speaks on CMS budget

Students representing GenerationNation's Youth Voice program spoke at the CMS budget hearing. They did not ask for budget items, or complain, like adults do. See their message to the school board.


A welcome from the mayor

Our Youth Civics class learned about the City of Charlotte, visited a city council meeting and got a nice shout-out from the mayor!


Students weigh in on community priorities

At the March 6 Youth Summit, high school students discussed and weighed in on what they think city, county and CMS government leaders should be prioritizing. What did they say is most important?


Charlotte Observer Opinion - March 9, 2012

Students are our future voters, employees and leaders. How can we make sure they are learning enough about government, leadership and civic participation?


Can I register to vote?

In North Carolina, students who are 16 or 17 years old are allowed to pre-register to vote. What's more, students who will be 18 by Election Day (November 6) can register by April 13 and vote in this year's primary election on May 8. Of course, students who are already 18 are eligible to register and vote anytime.


Youth Summit

High school students are invited to attend the 4th annual Youth Summit! This is a great opportunity for you to collaborate, build leadership skills and discuss ways to make a difference on government policies, issues and decisions that impact YOU.


Winter Learning Opportunities

Lots to learn about government, leadership, media literacy, 21st century skills and more through learning opportunities this winter including Presidents Day, Black History Month, State of the Union, Primaries and MLK Day.

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