This spring, middle school students across Maryland will have a chance to increase their civics literacy, share their thoughts about how to solve a problem facing their community, and compete for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes by participating in the 2023 National Civics Bee hosted by the Maryland Chamber Foundation.
Organized in partnership with the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s The Civic Trust and supported by six local chambers of commerce across Maryland, the competition encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities.
Thank you to the six local chambers of commerce participating in this year’s National Civics Bee:
We are hosting the Civics Bee because we recognize that a healthy democracy relies on citizens who are well informed about their history, government and public issues and who are motivated to engage constructively in shaping the vibrancy of public life in their communities, their states and their nation. The business community our Chamber represents understands it has an enormous stake – as well as a unique and potentially effective role to play – in strengthening American civic life.
The Maryland Chamber Foundation is a designated 501(c)(3) and supports sustainable solutions that drive Maryland’s future economy including talent, education, innovation, economic diversity, infrastructure, business climate, governance, and quality of life.
For more information on the Maryland Chamber Foundation, contact Executive Director Whitney Harmel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-269-0642, ext. 1117.