MADISON – The Wisconsin Civics Games will receive an additional $5,000 grant from The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, the foundation announced Wednesday.
The grant awarded to the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation was among a total of $720,800 in funding for 56 nonprofits in Dane County. The contributions put The Evjue Foundation’s total giving for 2018 over $2.3 million.
It’s the second grant Evjue has awarded to support the Civics Games. The first, also for $5,000, was awarded last year.
For its inaugural year of competitions, the Wisconsin Civics Games has over 50 schools signed up to participate. Regional competitions will be held Feb. 2 at University of Wisconsin campuses, followed by the statewide finals on Feb. 23 at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Members of the winning team each will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship to be used at any in-state college or university.
The WNA Foundation launched the Wisconsin Civics Games after recognizing a dramatic decline in civics education and engagement in Wisconsin and across the nation. Its aim is to provide a team competition based on civics knowledge that would appeal to students and teachers alike and serve as a step toward reinvigorating civic, and civil, engagement through.