One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520 | 956-882-8200

                       

                  

        

                       "KILLER BEES"

                    Sponsorship $1500

 

  • One team of three spellers
  • Name and logo on all printed and Web Material
  • Recognition from the podium at event 
  • One table with signage for 10
  • Ten beer/wine tickets
  • 1 "spelligan" and 1 "stinger spelligan"
  • Special perks throughout the bee

 

What is Kids Voting USA – Brownsville?

Kids Voting USA-Brownsville is an officially recognized partnership between the University of Texas at Brownsville’s Center for Civic Engagement and all of the schools of Brownsville: public, private and home schools. The collaboration is the only one of its kind in the United States.

Our Purpose

Brownsville is experiencing the diminution of civic engagement, which in turn has a negative impact on the community and solidarity. Kids Voting USA-Brownsville intends to turn this around by teaching students, beginning at kindergarten and continuing on through high school, the basics of responsible citizenship in a free society: know the issues: know the candidates, vote, and hold the elected accountable.

Our Mission – Our Work

Kids Voting USA-Brownsville fosters an informed, participating electorate by educating and actively engaging students and their families in voting and other elements of effective civic engagement. The Center provides teachers with special supplemental materials and hands-on training sessions that help students "practice" citizenship and democracy, the way they practice reading, writing, and arithmetic. This academic year, over 200 Brownsville teachers participated in "training of trainers" workshops. Since 2004, over 252,370 students in Brownsville have voted online and by paper ballot in national, state, and local elections.

Overall Impact

  • Kids Voting has a wide-reaching impact on civic development
  • Kids Voting is a catalyst for long-term civic engagement
  • Kids Voting serves as a catalyst for deliberative democracy
  • Kids Voting closes the civic education gap
  • Kids Voting creates civic bonding of the school and family

For more information or to register a team, contact:

Estela Martinez

civicengagement@utb.edu

(956)882-4300

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