Civics Week & Student Voter Registration

The NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) is thrilled to announce the second annual Civics Week! During the week of March 2nd – 6th, 2020, schools across the City will be celebrating youth voice, civic empowerment, and the importance of registering to vote. Part of the Civics for All initiative, supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s DemocracyNYC, Civics Week includes efforts to get every young person to understand that their voice matters and that they can create change as active participants of their community. At AFSE, 66 seniors successfully registered to vote during the Government & Economics classes. Many of these students will now be eligible to participate in the upcoming Presidential Primary and the Presidential election. The classes engaged in thoughtful conversation about various issues that affect their lives or those around them.