We know that when people hear the term civic engagement, they have various reactions. Some aren’t sure what it even means, some think it means something boring is about to happen, and some of us get excited! We developed this toolkit with the hopes of showing Utah that civic engagement is something that isn’t difficult to do or dull at all.
Through a gamified series of surveys, games, and quizzes, our toolkit educates users on what civic engagement is and how they can begin to get involved and advocate for the issues they care about to make a positive change in their community.
We have three levels for users to navigate. First, there’s Level 1: Getting to Know You, where users will learn about what type of advocacy they are most comfortable with and their top issue of concern. For Level 2: Civic Engagement 101, users will learn the basics of civic engagement, including getting informed, taking action, voting, building relationships, and taking a leadership role. Finally, for Level 3: Make an Action Plan, users will put their newfound knowledge to use. They’ll set goals and develop strategies on how to start getting civically engaged.