Civics Unplugged Programs are designed for high school aged leaders who have innovative ideas to solve community issues – and want to start building them now.
All Programs are tuition free.
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.
The Academy gives you the opportunity to attend workshops led by members of Congress and top CEOs, and work alongside top officials at the departments of State, Treasury, Education, and Transportation. No other program puts you in the room with the people impacting policy at such a high level.
Program Dates: June 2024
Applications Open: January 2024
The Climate Innovators Fellowship is an in depth exploration of the markets, technologies, and legislative policies that drive climate action. From complex energy systems to climate finance, the Climate Innovators Fellowship gives students a graduate-level education in the energy transition.
Program Dates: March-May 2024
Applications Open: January 2024
The Civic Innovators Fellowship is designed for young leaders who have innovative ideas to solve community issues – and want to start building them now. You'll learn the skills of civic innovation, dive deep into case studies and solve-a-thons, and get matched with mentors, internships, and funding opportunities.
Program Runs September - November 2023
Application Deadline: September 01
The Digital Rights Fellowship gives you all the tools you need to understand emerging technology and build a brighter digital world. Dive deep into algorithms, AI, digital culture, social media, data privacy, AI, and more.
Travel to Austin, TX to attend workshops led by experts in housing, transportation, energy, jobs, and public infrastructure who are solving challenges in one of the country's fastest growing cities.
Program Dates: November 16-19 2023
Applications Close: September 29th
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 are dedicated to helping them find purpose by creating new solutions for issues their communities face.
Civics Unplugged is intergenerationally led. Alumni vote to allocate funding to youth-led civic initiatives projects, share resources, and even direct the future of Civics Unplugged.
Markus is the youngest elected official in Arizona, serving on his school board. He is also the founder of the Keep AZ Blue youth coalition.
Shloka is the founder of Books Beyond Bias, an organization that organizes students to fight book bans in Texas.
Annelise is working to give a voice to students in North Dakota, who are often overlooked by national civics institutions.
Emma is the Founder of GenZCrusade, an organization that creates content about the harms of gun violence, and provides resources to over 30,000 followers. Emma's organization has registered over 12,000 voters and reached millions.
As an Environmental Justice member and Outreach and Education Subcommittee Chair, Saheb has a major say in how Sacramento attempts to achieve carbon neutrality.
Darena is the founder of Educating The World Association, where she raises money to expand access to education and school supplies for young people in Vietnam