Wisconsin Civics Games
Supporting civic education and engagement among Wisconsin youth
Civics education has been on the decline across the country.
Too few Americans know and understand how our government works and what their role is in our democracy. A lack of knowledge in civic affairs makes individuals less likely to be active, engaged citizens.
Source: 2018 Civics Knowledge Survey
Meanwhile, Wisconsin is seeing a decline in local government participation.
In 2017, three in five Wisconsin municipalities reported an average of 1 or fewer candidates for each village board or city council seat.
Wisconsin newspapers decided to do something about it.
Newspapers were founded to inform communities and encourage public dialogue. Working to bridge gaps in civic education and engagement is at the core of our mission.
It’s why the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation decided to launch the Wisconsin Civics Games in 2018. We hope it cultivates a passion for civic affairs and public service among young adults across the state.