K-12 Outreach

UNLV, LVCVA, and CCSD Partnership

UNLV, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Clark County School District (CCSD) will partner this fall on a host of election-themed educational activities for K-12 and college students leading up to October’s presidential debate.

The event’s intense focus on Las Vegas provides an unmatched educational opportunity for students at all academic levels to experience hands-on activities about American history/government, political and policy debate, the election process, voter education, and related issues.

Classroom Connections

  • CCSD essay contests this fall, judged by community leaders, geared toward students in grade 9-12 with a scholarship and other prizes on the line
  • Debate-themed lesson plans, including online “Join the Debates” curriculum through the Commission on Presidential Debates

Extracurricular Connections

  • Debate watch parties at UNLV and CCSD school sites throughout debate season leading up to the Oct. 19 event at UNLV
  • Collaborative activities between UNLV and CCSD debate teams, such as analytical commentary sessions during watch parties and classroom outreach
  • Volunteer opportunities for students, including welcoming thousands of foreign dignitaries and other visitors to campus, providing technical support, and assisting media covering the debate
  • Voter education activities at CCSD high schools and local colleges
  • Collaboration with student government leaders and school personnel on community forums, online resource directories, and other election-themed activities
A audience of students listening to the UNLV President Len Jessup