Philadelphia Community Schools, including Frankford High, George Washington High, and South Philadelphia High, are gearing up to participate in the Student Voter Education Summit at Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, in collaboration with PA Youth Vote, Committee of 70, Philly Bolt, and the City Commissioner’s Office.

Students will learn more about:

  • Community issues
  • How elections and elected officials impact them
  • How to hold elected officials accountable
  • And how to participate in the civic process 

Additionally, youth will engage with keynote speaker Councilmember Kendra Brooks, participate in breakout workshops hosted by local nonpartisan community-based organizations, and have access to resource tables. Lunch will also be provided.

PA Youth Vote is a nonpartisan collaboration of youth, educators, and organizations working to elevate youth voices, improve public school civics education, and empower youth as civic actors. The event aims to educate, entertain, and mobilize students to vote and become civically engaged.

Community Schools are partnerships between the City of Philadelphia, the School District of Philadelphia, and school communities that aim to remove barriers to learning and support each student’s success.

The long-term goal of Community Schools is to ensure that every student graduates college- and career-ready and that communities are healthy, safe, hopeful, and supportive.