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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.


C-SPAN Bus Visit

C-SPAN brought their bus to Marie G. Davis to highlight civic learning and Election 2012


Kids Voting changes name to GenerationNation

Kids Voting Mecklenburg, the Charlotte area’s K-12 civics education organization for 20 years, has changed its name to GenerationNation, a reflection of the group’s broad scope of work and vision to expand students’ understanding and interest in government, leadership and community affairs through civics education, civic learning opportunities and civic leadership training. The selection of GenerationNation follows several years of research, planning, and feedback from hundreds of students, teachers, parents and civic leaders.


Youth Voice - Leadership Alliance

High school students are invited to be a part of Youth Voice Leadership Alliance, a civic leadership program of GenerationNation. Students meet with policy and decision-makers to create solutions for school and community issues impacting K-12 students.

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