All the cool kids do!
On March 23rd, Glee's Darren Criss will kick off the first ever Democracy Day in partnership with Rock the Vote and the National Education Association. The idea is to promote awareness about our government and the upcoming elections to classrooms around the nation.
Darren will be on hand at Hamilton High School in L.A. to help launch the program with a "one-class-period program that uses pop culture, video, discussion and mock election to teach young people to engage as active citizens in the election process."
Of the program, Darren told sources:
“The voting process can be a bit overwhelming and at times confusing, particularly for first time voters. I’m very excited to be a part of such a comprehensive effort that both educates and encourages young people about the importance of their vote.”
Agreed! Young people are the voice of the future, so they should have a say in the present. If this program can help them make more informed choices, then we're all for it!
Hopefully, this will be something that catches on!
Good luck with it, Darren!
[Image via WENN.]
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