California Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative

Education Resources

Everyone benefits when young people are civically engaged. The Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative increases understanding of government and civic institutions and civic participation among low-income, disenfranchised youth and their families in urban and rural regions throughout the state to reduce racial and socio-economic disparities.

Videos

Promoting and Protecting Democracy Video Series

The Promoting and Protecting Democracy video series takes a thematic approach to civics education practicums though the exploration of topics common to participation in democracy.

Videos

Promoting and Protecting Democracy Video Series

Publications

Democracy Education Publications

The Democracy Education series guides learners as agents in their own transformation through active civic engagement.

Publications

Democracy Education Publications

Classroom Materials

Human and Civil Rights Classes with Dr. Clayborne Carson

Find here a selection of free educational resources, including documents, videos, articles, lesson plans, and courses.

Classroom Materials

Human and Civil Rights Classes with Dr. Clayborne Carson

Documentary Films

Travel back in time to meet and learn from those who played key roles in the civil rights movement. Our films are based on original historical footage, interviews with time witnesses, and other primary sources, providing an accurate and document-based version of the past.

Documentary Films

Leadership Seminars

This series of short videos represents excerpts from an ongoing tradition of bringing together a wide variety of leaders from many fields to engage in meaningful conversations with high school students from across the country about what makes good leaders and successful leadership.

Leadership Seminars

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