On Jan. 23, 2023, Civic Nebraska testified before the Education Committee of the Nebraska Legislature in support of Legislative Bill 225. Here’s our testimony.
“We, the people” includes our youngest Americans, too. CIVIC NEBRASKA’s Youth Civic Leadership efforts include six before- and after-school programs and service-learning clubs in Lincoln, Omaha, and Greater Nebraska.
Introducing youths to civic engagement allows them to develop critical thinking, civic leadership, and civil discourse skills. Engaged, informed citizens must be able to evaluate situations and act for positive change. Students who can think critically about, and make meaning of, societal issues are better able to navigate their individual environments – and succeed in them.
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PROGRAM NEWS & UPDATES
During a yearlong mentorship with the next Nebraska Youth Poet Laureate, Civic Nebraska will assist with the creation, implementation, and support of a civic engagement project of the poet’s design.
Our first Civic Saturday of ’23 will be at the Nebraska History Museum to celebrate a new exhibition on American democracy.