OAV students from Gurnee District 56 Prairie Trail Elementary learned about U.S. history and government and shared their knowledge of good citizenship with their school. Their ideas for putting civics into action included acting as mentors and helpers for younger students as well as holding food drives and connecting with the elderly in their local…

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OAV students from Chicago Public Schools Solomon Elementary took part in many activities to recognize the origin and development of the core values that are the basis of our democracy, then worked to inform their peers and the community about the importance of participating in the 2020 U.S. Census.

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OAV students from Berwyn South School District 100 Pershing School learned about active citizenship, gained confidence and new skills, and spearheaded the process for getting new playground equipment for the neighborhood park. Watch their census video too!

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OAV students from Oakwood CUSD 76 Oakwood Junior High in Danville learned about U.S. government, then put civics into action as they advocated within their school and community for good citizenship and access to better wifi.

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OAV students from Berwyn South School District 100 Komensky Elementary School learned about citizenship, government, and the importance of completing the U.S. Census. They shared their knowledge with their school and community and demonstrated how small actions together can make a big difference.

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OAV students from Chicago Public Schools Healy Elementary School learned about government and citizenship and developed a plan to honor the hidden heroes of their school community. Find out who they are by watching their project video.

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