Civics Education

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Learning Law and Democracy Foundation
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Session Law Reference: Laws of Minnesota 2013, chapter 137, article 4, section 2, subdivision 5, (c) Civics Programs
Appropriation Language

$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year are for grants to Kids Voting St. Paul, Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, and YMCA Youth in Government, to conduct civics education programs for the civic and cultural development of Minnesota youth.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Provided Minnesota students with opportunities to engage in intense and meaningful education in civics and government. Expanding the website, reaching over 900,000 students. Enhanced learning for 1,043 students with MINNESOTA DAY:Project Citizen. In this program, 23% of the participants were under served youth/recent immigrants. Kids Voting Hub Outreach resulted in 50,000 K-12 students in 40 communities in 23 counties having the opportunity to cast a Kids Voting ballot on Nov. 4,2014. Conducted two Youth Conference on State issues with 180 -9-12 grade students from around Minnesota.

Recipient Board Members
"Minnesota Historical Society Governing Board:

William R. Stoeri, President
Missy S. Thompson, Vice President
Ruth Huss, Vice President
D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary
Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer

Suzanne Blue
Brenda J. Child
Robert Bruininks
Judith S. Corson
D. Stephen Elliott
Phyllis Rawls Goff
William D. Green
David R. Hakensen
Ruth S. Huss
Martha Kaemmer
Dennis L. Lamkin
David M. Larson
Charles Mahar
Dean M. Nelson
Elizabeth M. Nordlie
Dennis Nguyen
Peter R. Reis
Hussein Samatar
Simon Stevens
Susan Kenny Stevens
William R. Stoeri
Karen Wilson Thissen
Missy Staples Thompson
Eleanor Winston

Mark Dayton, Governor
Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor
Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State
Lori Swanson, Attorney General
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor"
Project Overview
The Minnesota Historical Society is administering grants to organizations to support civics education programs for Minnesota's youth. Civics education provides students with an understanding of the democratic foundation of our national, state, and local government and constitutional principles. Programs run by Kids Voting St. Paul, the Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, and the YMCA has been funded with this money.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Learning Law and Democracy Foundation
Street Address
2395 University Avenue West, #220
Saint Paul
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