This new club lets Penn students teach civics and government in local schools

Elizabeth Meisenzahl

The Daily Pennsylvanian

Sunday, September 22, 2019

“The Civic Youth Action Partnership will bring Penn students to the Benjamin B. Comegys School to teach fourth through eighth graders about civics. At Comegys, the Penn students will conduct after school sessions twice a week to discuss democracy, branches of government, the Constitution, and what being a good citizen looks like. With a team of nine members, the group will begin running the after school program this week.


“The club is part of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships’ University-Assisted Community Schools program. It was created by College sophomores Noah Moyse and Caroline Donnelly Moran, who participated in the Penn Program for Public Service this past summer. As part of the summer program, Moyse and Donnelly Moran had to write a paper proposing solutions for an educational issue at Comegys. After consulting with Aurora Coon, the UACS site director at the school, Moyse said they decided to focus on the ‘lack of civic engagement opportunities for Comegys students.’ “