In 2022, our Youth Civic Leadership team launched Civic Buddies to bring different age groups together to build literacy and strong citizenship. Last month, our after-school programs began a new series of books for youngsters to enjoy and to keep.
Here’s how it works: Civic Nebraska supplies sets of books on civics and citizenship to dozens of students in our Community Learning Centers at Sherman and Lothrop Magnet elementary schools in Omaha. Then, students and staff in our Trailblazers Afterschool Academy at Omaha’s Lewis & Clark Middle School lead a series of live, virtual read-alongs with the elementary students, followed by discussions and activities. Elementary students get to keep their copies of each book.
So far this school year, students have enjoyed reading along with Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh and A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams:
“We the People” means our youngest Americans, too. Learn more about Civic Nebraska’s work to build the next generation of civic leaders.