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CITY101: Local Government

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OVERVIEW
Participants gain a more in-depth understand of the actual voting
process and local government, compared to what is covered in the public
school curriculum. Armed with new knowledge, students come to see
themselves as someone who can be a leader in their community.

COMMUNITY EXPERT
A local government representative comes to speak with students.

ACTIVITY
Participants work in small groups to create a mock-community
organizing plan in order to rally local residents around a current issue
facing their community.

Earlier Event: November 20
Celebrating Civic Engagement
Later Event: December 7
CITY101: Housing