Expanding First Vote NC Program

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Jama Campbell, SECU Foundation executive director, left, presents a ceremonial check to Hunter Buxton, founder of First Vote NC. The member-funded SECU Foundation is teaming up with EducationNC (EdNC) to assist with the expansion and outreach of their innovative high school civics program, First Vote NC. The program teaches students the importance and mechanics of the voting process and provides an opportunity to participate in an authentic online simulated election. The Foundation’s $150,000 investment will help bring the program to teachers statewide over the next three years. SECU and Foundation representatives joined EducationNC officials in Fayetteville last week at Reid Ross Classical School, a First Vote NC participant, for the Foundation’s grant announcement and ceremonial check presentation.