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    Junior State of America Stern Civics Immersion Program

    Junior State of America Stern Civics Immersion Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Debate, Politics and Diplomacy, Social Justice
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Government and Public Administration
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The Stern Civics Immersion Program is designed to engage high school students with the most pressing issues facing our democracy today, challenging them to look beyond differences and focus on solution-oriented action. Students will dig deeper into the most pressing issues we face today and apply lessons learned to solve real-life problems in their communities.

    In the Civics Immersion Program, students have the chance to build a community of peers and mentors committed to civic engagement and action. Previous courses include Environmental Justice, Global Poverty, Inequality and Justice, and Design Thinking for Community Problem Solving. In addition to the primary course of study each summer, all students will take a supplementary course: Argumentation and Use of Evidence.

    By the end of the program, students will:

    • Be better equipped to actively participate in government and politics at the national, state, and local levels
    • Be able to lead and participate in civil discussions with people from different backgrounds and perspectives
    • Demonstrate effective leadership skills, helping students inspire others to become change agents in their communities
    • Develop and hone essential critical thinking skills and be ready to address current and future political, economic, and social issues facing your community and society-at-large
    • Be better suited to succeed in secondary and post-secondary education environments