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Friday, September 30, 2011

Register now for upcoming YouthCivics sessions

Students role play mayor and city council to learn about the city

Taking Civics? Interested in politics, law or service? Want to know how to make a difference on decisions that impact you?

Registration starts October 1 for Kids Voting Mecklenburg's exciting program, YouthCivics. You'll attend real government meetings, see the courthouse and meet a judge, find out who the leaders are, where government gets (and spends) its money, explore careers and more.

YouthCivics is ideal for students in Civics & Economics class and others with an interest in government, politics, law and service. Registration is open for the next 6-week course, which will take place one evening a week in November and December. Sessions will be held at government buildings in downtown Charlotte. Community service hours are available for completing the course, participating in discussions about community issues, and providing important feedback.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited - sign up now! There is a one time $25 fee for the 6-week course, which includes dinner, handouts and other materials. Scholarships are available. Schedule, session location and directions and other information will be provided after you register.

To register and ask questions, contact or 704-343-6999. To register, send your name, school, phone number and email address.Put Youth Civics in the subject line or note it somewhere else in the email. (We are also registering students for other programs at the same time.)

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Sessions are 6-8PM at government buildings in downtown Charlotte (we will provide directions and info to registered participants). Scheduled dates are:
  • November 15
  • November 21
  • November 30
  • December 6
  • December 13
  • And one additional meeting with officials on one of these dates (participants pick) November 16, November 29, December 7