The Normandy Schools Collaborative is proud to participate in the national Kids Voting USA program. In cooperation with the University of Missouri-St. Louis, students in the Collaborative will get a chance to flex their civic muscles along with students all over the state and country. The Kids Voting initiative is a great way to get young people involved civically, by teaching them the importance of one of the most fundamental rights of living in a democracy -- the right to vote.
NORMANDY TEACHERS: Ballots are currently in the demo mode. You will be notified once the official balloting process begins. Ballots cast prior to the official voting period will NOT be counted as actual votes.
Click on the links below to access the ballots for your class.
Kids Voting USA is a nonpartisan, grassroots-driven voter education program committed to creating lifelong voting habits in children, increasing family communication about citizenship, and encouraging greater adult voter turnout.
Kids Voting USA relies on its over twenty-five year history (since 1988), continual feedback from educators, and experience of their Affiliates when developing the model to implement programming.
The programming model operates with five key components:
Strong curricula for grade levels K-12, that offer easily implemented, interactive lessons at no cost to the schools.
Choice of mock election processes to meet the individualized needs of the schools: paper ballots, electronic voting software, and/or a combination of both.
Activities to involve families in teaching their children their own voting values.
Educator support through local Affiliates to provide assistance with ballot creation, volunteers for activities, and resources needed for teaching civic lessons and creating voting habits.
Continuing research on impact and effectiveness.
Kids Voting USA believes it is of primary importance to utilize local Affiliates for Educator support. The local Affiliates offer the schools the assistance needed so the already over-burdened Educator is not handed one more responsibility with no support offered.