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National Civics Bee

Calling all middle school students! Share your ideas and flex your civics knowledge in the National Civics Bee.

Join us on March 11, 2024 for the Greater Rochester Chamber National Civics Bee Final!
6:00 pm ET – 7:30 pm
Monroe Community College Downtown
High Falls Conference Rooms A&B, 2nd Floor
321 State Street, Rochester, NY 14608

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Greater Rochester Chamber is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host a first-of-its-kind civics competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics 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. Finalists will be invited to Washington, DC to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee national championship in Fall 2024.

How to Enter

Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student residing in New York State with an idea about using civics to improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application online starting in November. Applications are open through January 8, 2024!

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Why Civics?

Greater Rochester Chamber 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 Bee, we are promoting greater civic knowledge in New York State and celebrating our civic pride.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in showcasing your company's commitment to developing active and engaged citizens? For information about available corporate sponsorships, please contact Caren Epps at

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Caren Epps at

The National Civics Bee is supported in part by Greater Rochester Chamber Foundation

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