The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (NH Civics) works to ensure every student in New Hampshire receives a quality and engaging civic education and graduates from high school well prepared and enthusiastic for citizenship.
With your support, that vision is within our reach. In 2020, NH Civics successfully adapted to meet the needs of the time. We held our New Hampshire’s Kid Governor Program, Mikva Challenge, and Civics 603! in remote and hybrid formats in addition to hosting five William W. Treat Lectures and nine professional development opportunities for educators.
This year we reached 1,500 students through New Hampshire’s Kid Governor and expanded Civics 603! to include mock trial opportunities for 5th and 6th graders. Mikva Challenge has grown from six communities to eight communities. We hosted four William W. Treat Lectures including our recent Role of Courts with former solicitors general Neal Katyal and Greg Garre, moderated by Laura Knoy. The event was held both in-person at Dartmouth and livestreamed reaching approximately 2,000 people. Our NH Civic Learning Coalition work convenes 30 stakeholders from around the state to work on civic education policy. Today, more than 4,400 teachers in New Hampshire can utilize NH Civics' innovative and free online resources and trainings.
Watch this 4-minute video to hear what teachers, students, and NH filmmaker Ken Burns are saying about the importance of civics and NH Civics!
We rely entirely on philanthropy to keep those resources free and relevant. Your tax-deductible donation will help us further our reach and deepen our impact on student engagement in civic life.
Making a provision for the NH Civics in your will or trust is a meaningful way to make an investment in the future of creating an informed New Hampshire citizenry actively engaged in a civil, open-minded democratic process. Through this final gift, you will be making an investment in developing, nurturing, and maintaining an informed, engaged, and civil New Hampshire citizenry.
To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in our organization, we have adopted the principles laid out in the Donor Bill of Rights and the Code of Ethical Standards.
Please contact us with any questions you may have about any of our programs or would like additional information.