PROGRAMS

Civics Unplugged Programs are designed for young leaders who have innovative ideas to solve community issues – and want to start building them now.

Participants will join a global community of civic leaders, learn from leaders, and get hands on experience with new ideas and technologies that are changing the world. Graduates get access to funding, internships, and mentorship that turns education to action.

CURRENT PROGRAMS

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Applications for the Fall '22 Fellowship have closed.
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WHY CIVICS UNPLUGGED?

Civics Unplugged was built to be a youth empowerment ecosystem. Not only do we believe that young people have the power to rethink existing systems – we know they have the ability to understand and solve new problems our world faces.

From growing networks to providing funding, Civics Unplugged makes bets on the youth who will shape the future.

RETHINKING YOUTH 
EMPOWERMENT & CIVICS

Civics Unplugged is of program that gives you the ability to analyze problems, learn about new technologies and systems, and work directly to create solutions.

From leadership skills and mentorship, to deep dives on impact technology, Civics Unplugged prepares you to create new solutions to emerging societal issues.

A COMMUNITY OF 
CHANGEMAKERS

Our programs look for students ages 14-18 who have the potential to become great civic innovators. We don’t look at GPAs or academic achievement, but rather screen for civic-mindedness, entrepreneurial spirit, and lived experience.

Whether you're looking to start your own thing, or join an existing initiative – you'll find your people at Civics Unplugged.

SUPPORT TO PURSUE
YOUR PASSIONS

Civics Unplugged is your sandbox. After graduating from our programs, the team here to give you the financial support and guidance to work on something you really love.

We cannot make change unless our brightest young minds (you) are doing work that fulfills them.

RETHINKING YOUTH 
EMPOWERMENT & CIVICS

Civics Unplugged is of program that gives you the ability to analyze problems, learn about new technologies and systems, and work directly to create solutions.

From leadership skills and mentorship, to deep dives on impact technology, Civics Unplugged prepares you to create new solutions to emerging societal issues.

A COMMUNITY OF 
CHANGEMAKERS

Our programs look for students ages 14-18 who have the potential to become great civic innovators. We don’t look at GPAs or academic achievement, but rather screen for civic-mindedness, entrepreneurial spirit, and lived experience.

Whether you're looking to start your own thing, or join an existing initiative – you'll find your people at Civics Unplugged.

SUPPORT TO PURSUE 
YOUR PASSIONS

Civics Unplugged is your sandbox. After graduating from our programs, the team here to give you the financial support and guidance to work on something you really love.

We cannot make change unless our brightest young minds (you) are doing work that fulfills them.

BECOME A FELLOW

Apply for our Spring 2023 Cohort
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APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Applications for the Fall '22 Fellowship have closed.
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FEATURED
CASE BRIEFS

Case Briefs consist of an analysis of a vexing problem facing a particular sector of society. For example, a Fellow may examine how an increase in flooding on the Mississippi river has impacted commerce in the south and midwest, and propose solutions to mitigate the effects.

"Solving the Climate Crisis in Missouri" 

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"Solving the Climate Crisis in Missouri" 

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"Solving the Climate Crisis in Missouri" 

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"Solving the Climate Crisis in Missouri" 

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"Solving the Climate Crisis in Missouri" 

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