The DOE believes civics education is an essential part of every student’s core academic experience. We launched the Civics for All initiative to strengthen opportunities for students to develop skills and knowledge related to democracy. The goal is for all our students to become engaged citizens who can think critically and are empowered to chart the course that our city and country take. Civics for All helps schools support students in making connections between history, current events, and democratic structures.
The second annual Civics Week, including our 2020 Student Voter Registration Drive, will take place during the week of March 2nd – 6th, 2020. Schools across the City will be celebrating youth voice, civic empowerment, and the importance of registering to vote. Part of the Civics for All initiative, supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s DemocracyNYC, Civics Week includes efforts to get every eligible young person ready to vote and to encourage all young people – regardless of eligibility – to understand that their voice matters and that they can create change as active participants of their community.
Resources for Schools
Teachers and administrators who want to learn more about Civics for All and Civics Week should visit the Civics for All InfoHub page.