STUDENTS WEIGH IN ON ELECTION 2019 CANDIDATES AND ISSUES,
ELECT STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO ADVISE CMS BOARD OF EDUCATION
Thousands of K-12 students learned about the candidates and issues, analyzed civic information, and took informed civic action in GenerationNation’s 2019 Student Election.
The annual K-12 program offers students the opportunity to build civic literacy and make their voices heard, this year through a hands-on election experience focused on local government.
In addition to weighing in on candidates and issues, students also voted to elect the next Student Advisor to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. Results of student vote
In just a few weeks, students will begin work on Election 2020. Programming includes nonpartisan civic literacy curriculum and hands-on civic learning opportunities aligned to social studies and English/Language Arts. Students will assist election officials in polling places, study candidates and issues, and experience the election process first-hand. Additionally, GenerationNation will provide opportunities for nonpartisan student civic learning, dialogue, and engagement related to Charlotte in 2020.
Results of 2019 Student Election
Board of Education (vote for 3)
Mecklenburg County Sales Tax
Student Advisor to the Board of Education (more information)
GenerationNation develops a new generation of civic leaders.
GenerationNation programs - including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, Youth Lead Charlotte-Mecklenburg, “Kids Voting” student election, K-12 civic literacy curriculum, teacher civic leadership development, and other initiatives - connect classroom education with hands-on experiences that help students to learn first-hand how the community works, explore civic issues and different points of view, know how to intelligently use news and information, build social capital, and join a diverse network of informed and engaged civic problem-solvers. Nearly 1 million Charlotte-Mecklenburg students have built and applied civic knowledge and skills through GenerationNation programs. Launched in 1992 as a mock election event called Kids Voting, GenerationNation now works year-round through expanded programming for greater student civic and educational impact. Learn more at GenerationNation.org