Welcome to Kids Voting Shakopee!
Kids Voting Basics
Founded in 2004, Kids Voting Shakopee is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating young people about the importance of voting. We collaborate with educators, parents, community leaders, and civic organizations to create civic skill-building opportunities for students. Our combination of classroom instruction, family dialogue, and an authentic voting experience for youthmakes Kids Voting a powerful strategy for achieving long-term change in voting behavior!
The program is unique because it combines civic learning in the classroom with an authentic voting experience that reflects the adult process. The hands-on learning activities teach students how to be educated and engaged voters. On Election Day, students go to the polls with their parents and cast a special ballot on the same candidates and issues as adults.
Kids Voting Mission
Kids Voting is working to secure the future of democracy by preparing young people to be educated and engaged voters. Through Kids Voting, students learn more about the concepts of civic responsibility, democracy, and the importance of an informed vote. While their votes don't impact the official election outcome, students learn that they have the power to shape the future by their political engagement and civic involvement.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
American Legion Women's Auxiliary
BMO Harris Bank
Minnesota School of Business Shakopee
New Creation Church
Red Oak Elementary PTO
Shakopee Area Catholic Schools - PIP
Shakopee Boy Scout Troop #619
Shakopee Chamber of Commerce
Shakopee Community Education Advisory Council
Shakopee Lions Club
Shakopee Public Utilities
Shakopee Rotary Club
Valleyfair Amusement Park
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