Are you looking for a way to build your leadership skills, learn about local policy and advocacy, and gain experience with classroom teaching? Join Generation Citizen at St. Mary's!
Generation Citizen seeks to give every young person a voice in the political process, as well as the skills to take real action on real issues. We work with trained college student volunteers, called Democracy Coaches, who are matched with a local middle or high school classroom in Oakland, Berkeley or San Francisco to lead an "action civics" project with youth for one semester.
Democracy Coaches are trained to help students identify, research, and take action on a pressing community issue by working with local leaders. Past classrooms have worked on issues ranging from water waste and plastic use, to teen violence and bus reliability. Students have the opportunity to meet with elected officials, speak at School Board or City Council meetings, or work with their school's administration to change school policies.
Democracy Coaches go into their classrooms 90-120 minutes per week to teach. A variety of school locations and times are available with East Bay and San Francisco schools.
The application to become a Democracy Coach in Spring 2016 can be found online at www.generationcitizen.org/apply-here. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 12th.