Mission: to reshape the future of civic education for a digital age.
According to a 2017 Tufts University study, polarized media, outdated curriculums, and lackluster engagement opportunities have caused a decrease in political participation among the youth. These issues create "civic-deserts" around America that don't have access to political resources. But as technology and social media platforms adapt, so can the future of civic education.
SnapCivics is a student-run, civic-education nonprofit based in California. Through our digital resources, research opportunities, community projects, and professional development programs, we provide students from around the country with various opportunities to participate in civic life right from their computers.
Learning about politics doesn't need to be complex. That's why our articles are written in a concise way without unnecessary rhetoric. We love bullet points!
Purple for Non-partisan
Red and blue make purple. We are proud to have a diverse team of varying political beliefs to help us pursue non-partisan media.
Objective analysis is very important in non-partisan reporting. We require our writers and editors to recognize nuances and varying perspectives in their work, and our writing process will expose members to different perspectives and help them grow objective analytical skills. If a writer wants to create an opinion article, they can do so under the Writer's Blog.
Civic Education and Engagement
Our biggest mission is to provide accessible civic resources for both our writers and readers. Through research, publishing, and online activities, we aim to develop a stronger future of civic leaders and scholars while serving the community in the process.