Generation Citizen Democracy Coaches are the heart and soul of a chapter. They are service-oriented students passionate about education and political advocacy. They partner with teachers in middle or high school classrooms and teach an innovative twice-weekly action-based civics curriculum. Coaches will teach students how to identify a community issue that matters to them, create a focused, strategic action plan, and then take real-world action on it. This position is open to the entire student body. Should students pass the application due date, they are encouraged to apply for the Civic Ally position which is always open.
Your students will lobby elected officials, write opinion pieces for newspapers, speak at press conferences, introduce legislation, and make documentaries to advance solutions to important community issues. Each semester culminates in a Civics Day, where students present their projects to elected official and community members. As Democracy Coaches become more familiar with their role, they will have the opportunity to take on additional leadership roles and receive specialized training.
Time Commitment for Democracy Coaches:
5‐7 hours/week (2 hours teaching, 2 lesson planning, 1 for chapter meeting, 1+ commuting)
Civics Allies are enthusiastic stewards of the Generation Citizen movement. For students unable to commit to the Democracy Coach role, becoming a Civic Ally allows them to join and get to know a community of like-minded peers, learn important educational and advocacy skills, support the work and success of their friends in the classroom, teach campus peers how to lead effective advocacy, and strengthen and grow their GC chapter. This role is designed to be flexible, according to Allies’ interests and abilities. The CA position is open to the entire school community year-round so that the student body can be involved in the club’s mission.
Possible Civic Ally activities include:
Time Commitment for Civic Allies:
1-3 hours/week, as desired
To apply, click here!