Project Look Sharp, the media literacy organization, has over500 free lessons for integrating critical thinking about media messages into the teaching of core subject area content and standards at all grade levels and subjects as well as free PD materialsfor integrating media analysis throughout the curriculum.
Citizens Committee for Childrenof New York. YouthAction NYC is their after-school program for high school students interested in learning to be effective advocates for the issues they care about and advocate on behalf of themselves, their schools and their communities. Participants learn how to gather information, document what they learn, and then effectively communicate this information to their communities and elected officials.
DoSomething, as one of the largest nonprofits exclusively for young people and social change, DoSomething has activated millions of young people in every U.S. area code and 189 countries to take action to improve their communities.
Generation Citizenoffers an online, free self-paced training through an online professional development platform,Kick Start Action Civics, for educators to build foundational knowledge of the Action Civics pedagogy. Action Civics is a hands-on, experiential approach to civics education, in which young people learn about democracy by actively working to address issues in their own communities. Generation Citizentrains teachers, amplifies youth voices, provides curriculum, and advocates for policy solutions that advance this essential education across New York and the country.
Inquiring Minds InstituteKidCivics Videos.KidCivics is a video series designed by kids to help children and adults understand how children can thrive during their time in school. They use Socratic debate and cooperative dialogue strategies to help students probe, problem-solve and create new knowledge.
Mikva Challengedevelops youth to be empowered, informed, and active citizens who will promote a just and equitable society.
New York Youth Civics Initiative,discover paid internships, engaging events, exciting programs and interactive workshops by the youth-led groups that are a part of the solution.
Next Generation Politicsproduces The Round Table, the weekly for-GenZ, by-GenZ podcast that offers a platform for conversation and engagement of civically-minded young people from across the country. The Round Table models civil dialogue across various divides--socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, political, and regional-- seeking to challenge norms and represent all kinds of diversity, especially of perspective and ideas.
YVote's Youth Civic Hub, a one-stop clearinghouse of civic programming, opportunities, and resources, and an updatable calendar of civic events and opportunities.
Civic Learning in Elementary School/Early Education
Inquiring Minds partners with educators, parents and young students to create democratic tools, processes and programs that improve student engagement, self reliance and civic development offered for free.
KidCivics Videos.KidCivics is a video series designed by kids to help children and adults understand how children can thrive during their time in school. They use Socratic debate and cooperative dialogue strategies to help students probe, problem-solve and create new knowledge.