2024 Civic Season

Posted by Youth Service America on June 25, 2024

Juneteenth marked the beginning of the fourth annual Civic Season, a new summer tradition focused on utilizing our past to prepare for our future. Civic Season unites our nation’s newest holiday, Juneteenth, with its oldest holiday, July 4th, in a summertime celebration of who we are as a nation, how we got here, and where we want to go next. Gen Z is the generation stepping into adult citizenship on the cusp of the United States’ 250th birthday in 2026; Civic Season invites them to have a voice in the conversations that will shape it.

The Season kicked off with celebrations across the nation, and continues through July 4th with hundreds of events and activities from 500 nonpartisan museums, libraries, and historic sites, all to help people understand and connect with U.S. history and civics.

Hundreds of activities and resources can be found at TheCivicSeason.com, ranging from all-day, in-person events to five-minute virtual ideas. The possibilities are limitless, and the range of quizzes, personalized lists of activities, poster generators, and an online zine ensure that there is space for each individual to play their part-at their own pace, and according to their own needs and interests.

  • Discover Your Civic Superpower – There are many ways to pitch in when it comes to shaping the future of our nation, from demonstrating to investigating. Find out what strengths you bring to the table with the Civic Superpower Quiz, get inspired by figures in the past – and learn how you can take action today.
  • Build Your Wishlist – From picnics to escape rooms, there are so many ways to celebrate Civic Season! Start by building your #CivicSeason list and then get out and define your civic story this summer.
  • Get the Guide – Ready to go down in the history books? Grab your copy of The Story of You: A Guide to Navigating Your Civic Season Journey.
  • Share What You Stand For – Our story is retro(spective) and so are our posters! Check out the I Stand For fill-in-the-blank poster generator so that you can share the unique way you rock your civic superpowers. Post to social and tag us at @historymadebyus.

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