The Time is Now

Students partake in the Time is Now program

The League of Women Voters (LWV) in Baltimore City received a $5,000.00 grant from Baltimore Votes to implement an in-person high school Voter Ambassador program entitled The Time Is Now. This Saturday program is a partnership between the LWV, Baltimore City College high school (BCC), and Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School (Mervo).

During this program, high school students will be engaged in creative activities, where they will receive a thorough understanding of the local, state, and national election process. When the Voter Ambassador program ends, the high school participants will educate their peers about forthcoming elections and encourage their friends and classmates to register to vote.

Requirements:

  1. Attend five (5) Saturday training sessions
  2. Location- the League of Women Voter's office ( 6600 York Road # 211)
  3. Time- 10:00 am until 1:00 pm

Student Tasks:

  1. Create voter registration activities at Baltimore City College and Mervo high schools
  2. Partner with student organizations to create voter registration campaigns
  3. Organize a massive Voter Registration Festival during the 2022 Spring semester

Time Line:

  1. Fall, 2021 – Recruited ten (10) Baltimore City College high school student volunteers to participate in the five (5) voter registration components. Three components were presented in October and two sessions were held in November. After completing the five (5) voter registration components, the Baltimore City College high school students are certified to register their peers to become voters.
  2. Spring, 2022 – Recruited ten (10) Mervo high school students who will participate in the Voter Ambassador program. The five (5) program components will take place at MerVo high school during March and April.  After the completion of the five (5) voter registration components, the Mervo high school students will be certified to register their peers to become voters. 

The Fall and Spring student incentives:

  1. Round trip bus passes to the League of Women Voters' office
  2. Five (5) Saturday free lunches
  3. Seventy-five (75) service-learning hours
  4. City of Baltimore Certificate of Recognition
  5. Voter ambassador award
  6. League of Women Voters' giveaways

Students partake in the Time is Now program

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