My School Votes: Civics 101


Brought to you by My School Votes (MSV), Civics 101 is a year-long training program in advocacy and organizing where high school students learn by doing. Student-leaders learn how to build campaigns to make sure their class has voter ID and voter registration and be prepared to tackle the issues that matter most to their school community. Each training connects to a specific action and each action is a chance to apply that training to a real world scenario. All in support of our mission to close the race and age gaps in voter participation and changing the culture of civics in our schools. MSV: Civics 101 monthly trainings are for high school students and high school educators. Parents and school leaders are welcome to join!

  • Develop civic leadership skills
  • Address important issues in your community
  • Build grassroots campaigns
  • Earn community service/capstone hours
  • Improve your resume and college application

Civics 101 Training?

These take place every third Wednesday and provides an onramp for all new MSV schools.


Preparing for Action

Training I:

Forming a Club & Building a team

Training II:

Creating and Distributing a Message

Training III:

Fall Recap


Informing the Action

Training IV:

Connecting National Issues to the Local Level

Training V:

Connecting Issues to Voting


Taking Action

Training VI:

Preparing Your High School’s Voter Registration Campaign

Training VII:

Reviewing and Analyzing Your Results