Envision, an experiential education organization, and Discovery Education have announced a multi-year educational partnership that will provide students and educators with tools to engage, captivate and energize the youth voice on the importance of democracy and civic engagement throughout this year’s Presidential election, leading up to the 2017 inauguration. This program, Chase the Race in School, complements Chase the Race 2016 – Envision’s program that will give 12 high school students across the United States the opportunity to play an active role in the election process by serving as onsite reporters at a number of key political events.
Through this partnership, Discovery Education will amplify Chase the Race by helping Envision extend the discussion into classrooms nationwide. Chase the Race in School will leverage Discovery Education’s expertise in developing classroom activities that inform students – and future voters – of the election process in engaging ways, and will provide educators with free, supplemental activities and interactive content. These activities will be accompanied by four video vignettes featuring Chase the Race reporters.
Key components of the partnership include:
An all-new program, ChasetheRaceinSchool.com, that will house all program assets, including Chase the Race classroom activities and interactive content
A series of video vignettes created by Discovery Education and hosted by Chase the Race 2016 reporters that will provide students and educators with a unique perspective on how the U.S. election process works and complements the Chase the Race in School classroom activities
An interactive, in-person event in January 2017, hosted by Discovery Education at Envision’s Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit, held in Washington, DC and featuring a panel discussion from Chase the Race journalists and a keynote from Malala Yousafzai
A virtual, livestreamed “Town Hall” event hosted by Discovery Education during the Summit
The use of Discovery Education curriculum to enhance Envision’s respected career exploration programs, particularly in the STEM fields
For more information, visit ChasetheRaceinSchool.com.
Source: Envision, envisionexperience.com; Discovery Education, discoveryeducation.com