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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.

Source: 2018 State of Wisconsin’s Cities and Villages Report

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.

Wisconsin Civics Games News & Information

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Photo Gallery

See priceless moments from the 2019 Civics Games state finals.

Video: 2019 Finals

Watch video of the 2019 state finals, courtesy of Wisconsin Eye.

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