Generation Citizen is a rapidly growing non-profit that aims to empower underrepresented youth to become active participants in the democratic process. GC places trained college volunteers (Mentors) in the classroom to help teachers facilitate an “action civics” curriculum in which students learn about democracy by planning and implementing a project to solve one of their community’s most pressing problems. Students have focused on issues including gang violence, teen jobs, and health care and have taken action by meeting with legislators, writing op-eds, and producing documentaries, among the many other ways our students make a real impact in their communities. Volunteering with GC promises to be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your college career.
We are currently accepting applications for volunteer Mentors who are eager to gain leadership experience teaching and leading students in advocacy projects, earn valuable insight into the politics and grassroots initiatives of their local communities, and build strong relationships with other Mentors and staff as part of a citywide community of young people working for change. Mentors must prepare for and lead two one-hour classes a week for the duration of the semester in addition to attending a citywide training event in early February. Mentors also attend weekly check-in meetings with other volunteers from your area throughout the semester.
To learn more and apply, visit our website at www.GenerationCitizen.org and click APPLY. Earlybird applications close November 30th; be sure to get yours in today!