We believe that civic education is about teaching kids how to live in community with each other.
Citizenship includes learning how to vote, and it continues through many different actions that strengthen our democracy.
We have a host of different programs, from kindergarten to college, for youth to learn how to practice engaging in government and civics.
We offer an interactive Democracy for Kids program for K-8 students that helps them practice basic civic skills, like respectful listening, creative inquiry and thinking, and community problem-solving.
For high schoolers, our Elections & Voting curriculum is a starting point for multiple programs that allow young and future voters to engage with their community. We have many FREE programs that educators and students can participate in to understand and practice engaged citizenship. Check them out!
PA Youth Vote Mock Election
Can We Talk?
17-year-old poll workers
Elections 101 - Core basics
Draw the Lines PA
The Committee of Seventy also has numerous resources for educators to support civic education in classrooms and with our community partners.
Professional development for teachers
Teacher Advisory Council
Sign up for the #c70ed Civics Newsletter
PA Civics Coalition member
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.
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.