Civic Engagement Toolkit

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ACT Now has created a toolkit that uses research and data to highlight the importance of providing consistent civic engagement programming for youth in Illinois.

This toolkit is useful for:

  • Understanding What Civic Engagement Is
  • Why Afterschool Is An Amazing Environment for Civic Engagement
  • Youth Voice and Ideas for Student Leadership
  • Tips for Student-Led Civic Engagement Projects
  • Activities for Youth
  • Getting Families and Communities Involved

and more!

Through ANCAL, you will:

  • Gain access to live and recorded professional development trainings on our STEM and SEL Webinar series and the Afterschool Quality Standards. There are also pre-loaded courses and materials on Health and Safety, business and non-profit management, and more!
  • Acquire resources and tools that accompany your training sessions
  • Earn CEUs for completed courses

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Emma Spencer, Policy and Communications Manager, at