Civics Education


Civics Education
Local Government Basics for Students and Educators


Children and youth become aware of local government’s programs and services in their communities through classroom curriculum, discussions with adults and everyday experiences.

As school and home are primary places youth learn about government structure and functions, the resources in this section are available to help explain the role of local government.

Agenda - Mock City Council Meetings

Governments Engaging Youth
An Initiative of ILG & Partners

Presentations to the Council, Family and Peers A variety of programs engaging youth in government have provided students opportunity to learn about local government, careers in local government and how to advocate for community change. The Institute for Local Government is building a collaborative to support and enhance civic education opportunities among cities, counties, special districts and all local government agencies.