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Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce announces the 2023 National Civics Bee Initiative

The 2023 National Civics Bee is an initiative aimed at encouraging more young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. The Denver competition will inspire 6th, 7th and 8th graders to become better informed about American democracy, to engage respectfully and constructively in the community, and to build greater trust in others and institutions. The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce believes that understanding how government works is foundational and essential for every citizen.

Businesses and our economy rely on sound policy and effective governing at the local, state, and federal level. It can be a daunting task to keep up with the constantly moving process of government. The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce takes on the task of keeping up with the relentless last-minute changes and sudden roadblocks of public policy for its members, ensuring that we are advocates for practical policies that impact businesses large and small.

Our commitment to spreading knowledge and awareness of business-impacting policy has encouraged us to partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in bringing the National Civics Bee to Denver.

To encourage teachers to further promote civic engagement and curiosity in their classrooms, the Denver Metro Chamber will be awarding $500 to any teacher that has their entire classroom apply for the Denver Civics Bee competition.

The first-place winner of the Denver competition will receive a $2,000 grand prize, and their school will be matched the $2,000 prize amount as well. Second place will receive $1,000, and third place will receive $500 (with the schools receiving matching funds). These top three winners will then proceed to the Colorado state Civics Bee competition.

Application deadlines are Feb. 24 at midnight! 

We hope the National Civics Bee sparks a passion and interest in young people for civic and civil engagement so they are well-prepared to enter the workforce or start their own companies.

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Adam Burg HeadshotAdam Burg is the VP of Government Affairs at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce