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Youth Civics

C70 is investing in the future of Pennsylvania's democracy

First, we are hiring a college fellow for our social media partnership with Vote That Jawn. Check it out!

We have a host of different programs for youth, from kindergarten to college, to engage in government and civics.

PA Youth Vote Mock Election

The mock election gives students hands-on experience with researching candidates, casting their vote, and a preview of results of the actual vote on Election Day.

Student-candidate interviews

Your class can interview candidates running for office. C70 works with you to connect with candidates or public officials from all parties. Your students supply the questions.

Democracy for Kids

C70 has unique learning tools for K-8 students that build basic civic knowledge, illustrate how young people can become engaged community members, and practice positive communication.

Elections 101 - Core basics

These sessions teach first-time and future voters the simple fundamentals of elections. Using C70's popular WeVote program, we present short sessions for your class to discuss what an election is and why they matter.

Elections & Voting curriculum

This curriculum, created by a PA social studies teacher, allows educators to pick-and-choose from multiple in-depth units that help students dig into elections. It also gives them experience preparing to vote themselves.

17-year-old poll workers

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 Election Day?

Election Ambassadors

This program engages high schoolers on Election Day to serve voters at their neighborhood polling place, answering questions for voters. Hundreds of students have participated in the Election Ambassador Program since its 2015 launch.

Draw the Lines PA

Every ten years, Pennsylvania redraws its election maps for Congress and the state legislature. DTL has learning materials for high school students to draw their own political maps, using free, web-based software.

Can We Talk?

Can We Talk? is a research-driven, skills-based program that introduces students to habits that promote productive dialogue across difference, to counter polarization and division.

Additional Educator Resources

The Committee of Seventy also has numerous resources for educators to support civic education in classrooms and with our community partners.

Teacher Advisory Council

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Teachers: interested in joining C70's Teacher Advisory Council? Shape policy, access curricular materials, and help expand quality civics education across Pennsylvania.

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PA Civics Coalition member

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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.

Act 48 professional development for teachers

C70 is also an approved provider of Act 48 professional development for educators from the PA Department of Education. Contact us to find out how to participate in a training.

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.

C70 is partnering with Vote That Jawn
Two of PA's leaders in civic participation are joining forces
Evaluating C70's youth civics programs
An independent study shows C70's program is well-received and valuable to teachers