The Committee of Seventy has partnered with elementary and middle school educators to create programming that gives children basic civic skills, like respectful listening, creative inquiry and thinking, and community problem-solving. These programs illustrate many ways that young people can become engaged citizens in their community.
(Left) Anne Spector, an educator with C70's youth civics program, teaches youth in Philadelphia about how they can be involved in their community. (Photo courtesy of Taller Puertorriqueño through our partnership with Ceiba.)
Anne's work, through her STAR cards, reading list and discussion questions, professional development for teachers, and trainings for parents, has a decades-long track record of success. Her activities build basic civic knowledge, illustrate countless ways that young people can become citizens engaged in their home and school community, and provide practice in democratic deliberation.
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