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Youth Civics

C70 is investing in the future of Pennsylvania's democracy

Discover a host of different programs for young people in high school and college to engage in government and civics.

We are a proud member of the PA Civics Coalition, a group of organizations that support schools throughout the Commonwealth with resources they need to teach civic education.

Programs for High School Students and Teachers

PA Youth Vote Mock Election for high schoolers

The PA Youth Vote Mock Election gives students across the Commonwealth hands-on experience with an essential habit of active citizenship: how to cast their ballot each election. This new program, in partnership with PA Youth Vote, will give students the info they need to understand how elections work, tools for researching candidates, and the results of the PA student vote on Election Day.

Teachers: Learn more and register your class.

See the 2022 Mock Election Primary Results.

Election Ambassadors

This program engages high schoolers on Election Day to serve voters at their neighborhood polling place, answering questions for voters. Learn more.

Seventy welcomes high school students to spend a few hours in the classroom learning about Pennsylvania elections and a few hours at their local polling site speaking to voters and seeing democracy in action. Hundreds of students have participated in the Election Ambassador Program since its 2015 launch, learning about the upcoming election and why voting matters, assisting voters with questions about voting procedures and conducting an exit survey about various voting-related topics.

Sign up to be a poll worker

Attention, PA high school juniors and seniors! Did you know that if you are 17 years old, you can get paid to serve as a poll worker at your local polling place on Eleciton Day? Contact us at bettergov@seventy.org to find out how to sign up.

The Committee of Seventy has partnered with the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project, PA Youth Vote and the League of Women Voters of PA to offer informational content in the lead up to each election. Sign up and download the slide decks from each of the presentations and our Resources for Poll Workers toolkit. View them here

Programs for College Students and Faculty

Colleges: Join the Unify Challenge

C70 is partnering with Unify America to helps Americans practice conversations across diverse backgrounds and learn, first-hand, about the power of new perspectives. Learn more about Unify America and watch their video.

Want to bring the Unify Challenge to students at your school? They can participate in the Unify Challenge College Bowl. Two college students—total strangers from different schools with different political leanings or backgrounds—are matched into a one-on-one guided video conversation to talk about big goals for our country. After discovering that far more unites us than divides us, students report feeling more hopeful about our country.

Participate by reaching out to Justin Villere, C70's Civic Engagement Program Manager.

WeVote for Colleges

Your campus can play a crucial role in getting voters involved. Partner with us.

C70 is here to help colleges and universities make use of their resources to help students use our BYOBallot tool, learn about the recent big changes to PA’s election law, find their polling place, learn about the offices and candidates on the ballot, and answer any questions they have.