We believe that all youth need opportunities to prepare and practice for lives as citizens in a participatory democracy. Our programs focus on developing four core characteristics of an active, effective, and informed citizenry. These core principles are woven into each of our programs so that each participant is equipped with the right tools to take part in our democracy.

  • Knowing their voice matters.
  • Examining current and complex issues.
  • Taking responsibility.
  • Making an Impact.

We offer K-12 Programs that teach the skills of active citizenship and create real-world opportunities for students to become involved in community and civic life, and Educator Programs to provide a vital support system as we empower the next generation to take part in our democracy.

Morven Park is a nonprofit that relies on donations from friends like you. All donations directly fund our work in historic preservation, our world-class equestrian center, youth sports, and our unique civics education programming. Your donation is an investment in Morven Park’s future, ensuring that generations to come will enjoy this vital public resource. Please donate today at www.MorvenPark.org.  

  • K – 12 Programs

    K-12 programs are the main focus at the Center for Civic Impact. All programs build critical civic skills like information analysis, creative problem solving, and effective communication.  Programs are available in elementary school, middle school, and high school, with original curriculum designed to meet the needs and abilities of students at each level. All lesson plans are aligned with Virginia SOLs and national standards for civics education.

    Leadership programs are also available for youth to sign up for outside of class time. These opportunities train and challenge young leaders to be make their impact on challenging issues in their community, country and world.

  • Educator Programs

    Educators are among the most important influences on a student’s civic growth. Our Educator programs help prepare teachers, administrators, and outside-of-school leaders to build and guide learning experiences that strengthen every child’s ability to reason, think critically, solve problems, and communicate.