The 2020 Civics Academy has been canceled to help protect the health and wellness of our residents and staff.
Civics Academy is an eight-month course that gives participants an opportunity to learn more about the basic roles and functions of city government through face-to-face meetings, activities and tours. The academy will highlight the various departments, programs and services offered by the city.
Civics Academy is for those that live in St. Louis Park and are at least 18 years old.
Space is limited to 15 participants.
How to apply
Registration for the 2021 Civics Academy will be available in early 2021.
If more than 15 registration forms are received, a lottery will take place to select participants at random.
If you have any questions about the Civics Academy, contact Andrea Wood at email@example.com.
The Civics in the Park youth program is an opportunity for St. Louis Park High School students, grades 9 – 12, to learn more about what a city does through educational and collaborative monthly meetings. Together we will explore topics in public life through a lens of equity and inclusion.
Participating in this program is a great resume booster and opportunity to learn something new. Each student will receive a certificate of participation from the city after attending at least three meetings.
You can sign up with Ms. Mueller in student services, or simply show up to one of our upcoming meetings. If you want text reminders and e-mails, please use the online signup form.
Food and drinks will be served at every meeting.
Sessions will be surrounding issues that involve civic engagement. There will also be guest speakers, opportunities to visit government offices and the opportunity for participants to engage in a project of their choosing.
All meetings will be held at the St. Louis Park High School in Room C379.
|Jan. 29, 2020||3 – 4:15 p.m.||Teambuilding
Intro to civics and 2020 elections
How to become an election judge
Intro to YPE and choosing a civic engagement project
|Feb. 26, 2020||3 – 4:15 p.m.
||What is the presidential nomination primary?
What is a caucus?
How does political climate affect civic processes?
|March 25, 2020||3 – 4:15 p.m.
Community organizing 101
|April 29, 2020||3 – 4:15 p.m.
YPE project – possible presentation
|May 27, 2020||3 – 4:15 p.m.
||Tour of city (time permitting)|
The Citizens' Police Academy is a 10-week course that gives citizens an inside look at what it’s like to be a St. Louis Park police officer. Participants are able to learn about the role the police department plays in the community and how they can play a part in maintaining a safe community!
The next Citizens' Police Academy is scheduled for fall 2020.
Learn more about the Citizens' Police Academy.