Democracy Deconstructed

Democracy Deconstructed is a special, four-part series that takes a closer look at how our democracy functions in New Hampshire and beyond.

Topics include civics education and how it is being taught in New Hampshire, teaching tolerance to children of all ages, participating locally in the democratic process and the role of media in keeping government accountable – all with a focus on educating our kids to be better and engaged citizens.

Special Series: Democracy Deconstructed

How can children and teens engage in their community and government?

✭ Senate Page program (contact your state representative or state senator)

✭ Boys and Girls State ( or

✭ Model UN (

✭ Participate in student government

✭ Participate in school board

✭ Attend town meeting

✭ Create a presentation for local boards

✭ Write to lawmakers

✭ Write letters to the editor of your local newspaper

✭ Attend a rally

✭ Volunteer for a political campaign

✭ Volunteer in the community