As part of the MA Civic Learning Coalition, Youth on Board worked with education activists all over the state to urge Massachusetts legislators to pass a statewide civics education bill. The bill, that was signed last week, is one of the most engaging and innovative in the country. By providing key education around how our government works and what citizens can do to engage civically, this program will ensure that current and incoming students in Massachusetts will be part of the next generation of informed & invested civic leaders. Bill highlights include:
Requires that all public schools teach American history and civics
Requires that all public schools provide students at middle and high schools with student-led civics projects!
Established a Civics Project Trust Fund which will be used to create a statewide infrastructure and PD to teachers prioritizing "economically disadvantaged students."
Includes provisions to encourage voter registration and other forms of civic engagement.
MA Representative Chynah Tyler Talks With BSAC About District Priorities
Last week, BSAC sat down with
Massachusetts Representative Chynah Tyler
to discuss district priorities such as
youth voice, financial literacy, and sustainability in Boston. We appreciate Rep. Tyler for listening to Boston's young
people on the issues that impact us most and
promising to partner with us on initiatives moving forward!
BSAC Co-Hosts Election Night Watch Party!
Following BSAC's work around
voter registration, gun violence prevention and climate justice, BSAC students came together with students from the
Mayor's Youth Council and
March For Our Lives: Boston to watch the midterm election results roll in, see who gained a seat at the table, and talk about what the results mean for the future of our country.