Civics Bee

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Calling all middle school students!

Share your ideas and show off your civics skills in the National Civics Bee. Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.


About The Bee

The RAMAC Foundation is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host a civics competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics, government, and contribute to their communities. Participating 6th, 7th and 8th graders will flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes. This initiative is being led by a 2024 Leadership Racine project team.

First, essays must be submitted and judges will select 20 finalists to go to the live event. At the live event, the finalists will be given quizzes and questions to test their civics knowledge.

Essays must be submitted online. The submission date has been extended to February 19, 2024.

The top 3 winners from Racine’s live event will receive prizes and will be invited to the state level event and could even go all the way to Washington, DC to compete in the national championship.

How To Enter

Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student with an idea about using civics to solve a problem or improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application. Complete the submission form, including contact information for your parent or guardian, and submit your 500-word essay for consideration.

The application process opened on November 13, 2023, and closes on February 19, 2024.

JOIN US FOR THE LIVE national CIVICS BEE EVENT in racine on April 27, 2024, 10:00AM, at THE CASE HIGH SCHOOL THeatre.

The 20 finalists chosen from the essay submissions will be invited to the live event.
The top 3 winners from the live Bee event will take home prizes!

• First place: $500 cash prize

• Second place: $250 cash prize

• Third place: $125 cash prize

Why Civics?

The RAMAC Foundation is participating in the National Civics Bee because we believe that informed and active citizens make for a strong country, a strong economy, and a strong workforce, and that our continued prosperity depends on the strength of all three. Through the National Civics Bee, we are promoting greater civic knowledge in the greater Racine area and celebrating our civic pride.


Are you interested in showcasing your company’s commitment to developing active and engaged citizens? For information about available corporate sponsorships, please contact Anna Clementi,


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Anna Clementi, or call 262.634.1931.