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 […]
OAV students from District 83 Scott Elementary in Melrose Park put civics into action, committing to helping make a local park and their community cleaner and safer.
Chicago 39th Ward Alderman Samantha Nugent congratulates OAV students from Solomon Elementary for their hard work and dedication to creating positive change.
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.
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!
State Senator Scott M. Bennett, Illinois District 52, discusses the importance of civic engagement and thanks all the OAV students, and particularly those from Oakwood Junior High in his home community, for all that they are doing to build a better future for Illinois.
Eighth-grade students collected data and brought back a career fair to their school. Learn more from their project video.
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.
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.
OAV students from Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 Mattoon Middle School learned the value of good citizenship, positivity and perseverance!