We Can’t Do It Without You
Studies show that parents are the most powerful reason why children grow up to be voters and informed, active citizens. When they see you voting and speaking up about community issues, they become aware of their own worth and their right to be heard.
That’s why we encourage you to discuss political candidates with your children, and to take them with you when you vote.
How You Can Help
We also invite you to be part of other Kids Voting Durham efforts. For example
- Help manage polling places on Elections Day.
- Volunteer to set up, clean up and provide refreshments for special events like candidate forums or school programs.
- Support your children when they volunteer for Kids Voting.
- Serve as ambassadors to school who do not yet work with Kids Voting Durham.
- Talk to PTA’s and other school groups about our activities and the possibilities for partnering with Kids Voting Durham.
- Donate your talent, work in our office, or serve on one of our committees.
- Identify local businesses and donors willing to be Kids Voting Durham sponsors.
- Foster an appreciation of democracy in your child. See the links at right for ideas.
Donate to Kids Voting Durham and enjoy a tax deduction for investing in our community’s future.
Links for Parents:
Kids’ Reading List
Family “Democracy” Project Ideas
PBS Kids Democracy Project
Kids Voting NC
The Official Kid’s Portal to the U.S. Government
The NC Secretary of State’s Kid’s Page
Basic Readings in U.S. Democracy
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
House of Representatives: Kids in the House
Patent and Trademark Office’s Kids Pages
Presidents of the United States
Senate: Art & History
Student Gateway to the U.S. Government
White House 101: Facts and Fun for All Ages