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Kids Voting USA (KVUSA) is pleased to announce that Cerner, Dell, Gannett Foundation, IBM, KB Homes and Microsoft are Silver Sponsors for the “Engaging Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Civic Leadership” Symposium and 20th anniversary fundraising luncheon. Their funding combined with the support from our other sponsors makes these events possible. These corporations are concerned about civic education and community-well being.
The symposium and luncheon will be held on the morning of March 29th in Washington D.C. in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building Rotunda. The symposium is a half-day conference that will highlight the winners of the Making an Impact Contest, showcase civic engagement experts and provide the audience with a unique international perspective on civic engagement. The event is for all students, teachers and civic education advocates. The symposium is being broadcast live by CISCO. Additionally, it will be recorded and posted to the KVUSA website afterwards.
At the conclusion of the symposium, KVUSA is hosting the luncheon. The event is open to the public for a $125 seat purchase. During the event, the Making an Impact student winners and the Educator of the Year will be recognized. The audience also will hear from the keynote speaker, Mr. Mike McCurry. Mr. McCurry served as the press secretary for the Bill Clinton administration and is a consultant for Public Strategies Washington.
Since 1992, KVUSA has worked with more than 4.5 million K-12 students in civic education and citizenship with a particular focus and a national standard based curriculum that promotes informed voting, technology and media literacy, and service learning and community engagement. “The organization is thrilled to have the support of Cerner, Microsoft and Dell. They understand the importance of civic education in America, “ said Diana Carlin, the Kids Voting USA board chairman.
Cerner, Dell, Gannett Foundation, IBM, KB Homes and Microsoft have made it possible for Kids Voting USA to continue educating the youth about civics and the importance of voting. KVUSA also thanks the Richard M. and Elizabeth M. Ross Foundation for being a gold sponsor and MoreDirect and CISCO systems for being bronze sponsors. The following individuals also have made significant contributions in support of the symposium and luncheon: Honorable G. Joseph Pierron and Dr. Diana Carlin Pierron, Kids Voting USA board members, Richard Ross, Robert Wise and Kathy Hubbard.