Kids Voting is a
national network of community-based affiliates that partner with schools and election officials to offer students in Kindergarten through high school a wide range of opportunities for civic learning. It is the combination of classroom instruction, family dialogue and an authentic voting experience that makes Kids Voting USA a powerful strategy for achieving long-term change in voting behavior.
As part of the project, the students will study the candidates and issues of this campaign. Parents are encouraged to spend sometime with their children discussing the candidates and issues and gathering information from television, newspapers and magazines. Their involvement will enhance their child’s participation in Kids Voting.
After classroom preparation, students take part in a voting experience using a ballot that mirrors that of the adults with the same candidates and issues. This “real life” practice dispels the mysteries of the voting process and reinforces the knowledge and skills gained through Kids Voting classroom activities. Voting will take place November 1 through November 8, 2016.For more information, please contact Brenda McNeil, Special Events Coordinator at 484-237-5053.For information about Kids Voting USA, please visit http://kidsvotingusa.org.
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