CIVIC EMPOWERMENT ZONE
The Civic Empowerment Zone is the Center’s hands-on youth civic education program that addresses the current weakness in youth understanding of and participation in civic engagement and promotes the idea that civic education is a learned skill. Just like other subjects such as reading, math, art, and science, civic skills must be practiced regularly in order to develop proficiency and confidence.
Our hands-on program provides a multitude of resources to teachers that can be easily integrated into current curriculum and works to transform the communities in which youth live and interact with into a“civic laboratory” where youth learn how to effectively address issues important to them and harness their civic power to affect change. The Civic Empowerment Zone also provides an avenue for community institutions to play an active role in building youth civic engagement.
Successes of the Center’s Civic Empowerment Zone include: