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RU Ready In-Class Sessions

RU Ready’s in-class workshops are conducted by a team of RU Ready Rutgers students and include evidence-based instructional techniques designed to foster active citizenship. Conducted over three distinct sessions, students are introduced to the four facets of political engagement, young role models who exemplify the facets and simulate the political process by tackling a fictional but relevant issue.

RU Ready’s Three In-Class Sessions Include:

Use Your Voice! – Through group discussion, students explore the strengths of their generation, the relevance of politics in their lives, and the various methods of civic and political engagement available to them. The high school students also voted on a the issue they were going to tackle through a legislative civic action project.

Engaged Role Models – Students were introduced to political engagement skills that go beyond running for office and voting. Recognizing young people engaging in political discussions, protesting and volunteering to solve problems directly in their communities, students learned how to use their own skills to make a difference.

Practicing Politics– Urged to think critically on the issue of their choosing, students presented their civic action campaigns to a panel of lawmakers that was either in support or against the legislation.

Praise for RU Ready

How might these sessions improve your role as a community member of New Brunswick?

  • “It helps me see things in a different perspective”
  • “Hopefully we can all work together one day in the future to actually make a change in the community”
  • “These sessions might improve my role to the community by volunteering more and getting more involve”