We’re a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps young people discover their power as citizens. We offer activities, resources, and ideas to help students learn about voting and democracy, support teachers in the classroom, and engage families in active citizenship.
|Since 2000, Kids Voting Durham has been providing young people in Durham County with opportunities to vote on the same issues and candidates as adults on Election Day while developing their leadership skills.
Why should kids vote?
First, they develop an appreciation and understanding of voting. They also gain the power they deserve. And we as a community gain involved, informed citizens.
Studies also show that when kids get excited about voting, their parents get excited, too. In fact, in communities where kids vote, adult turnout has been shown to rise by 3% to 10%.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an educational partnership helping people put research-based knowledge to work for economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and an improved quality of life. The Durham County Center of NC Cooperative Extension offers programs in youth development, family and consumer education, community development, and agriculture and horticulture. For more information about the Durham County Center, call 919-560-0525 or visit its website at www.ncces.edu/durham.
Kids Voting Durham
Kids Voting Durham Advisory Board
Durham Public SchoolsKim Oberle
Durham Parks & Recreation Omar Beasley Ronda Bullock Donna Rewalt
Durham Cooperative Extension J.C. Swansey Steve Simos Durham Board of Elections