Civic Learning and Engagement

Implementation Strategies

Estimated time to complete: 5-7 hours

Upon completion, you will receive an Advanced Level certificate of completion.

Find strategies to deliver effective civics education, including how to set the foundation for civic learning and engagement activities and best practices for student engagement. Get tips, tools and examples to prepare your program for success.

After you complete this section, you’ll be able to
  • Define civic learning and the key components of youth leadership development.
  • Design and implement civic learning and youth leadership activities.
  • Utilize Y4Y tools and resources to implement successful civic learning and engagement activities.

Coaching My Staff

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Upon completion, you will receive a Leadership Level certificate of completion. 

Integrate professional development to equip practitioners with the knowledge and strategies needed to lead high-quailty civic learning and engagement activities.

After completing this section, you’ll be able to 
  • Train staff in building civic engagement and leadership skills in students.
  • Create a professional learning plan for your staff.
  • Use effective coaching techniques as you implement the professional learning plan.


Find ready-to-use, customizable tools that can help you plan, design, implement and assess an effective civic learning and engagement activities. 

Learn More Library

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