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Suggested ways Local Government Officials might get involved with MY LOGO (Missouri Youth Engaged in Local Government).

Contact the MY LOGO Program Coordinator at the University of MO-St. Louis (UMSL) and set up a meeting.  The Program Coordinator will work with you to brainstorm ways you can help promote local government education in your school community; likewise, MY LOGO will also suggest ideas on how to help young students get actively involved in their communities.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

    • Work with teachers/schools in your area to organize/carry out a Local Government Awareness Day, Week, or Month  
    • Set a date or series of days to promote "Local Government Awareness"  
    • Volunteer to speak to a class or school assembly on what you do and why your job is important to your city/community.  
    • Invite classes to take a tour of your local government building; introduce students to other members of your local government team.  
    • Sponsor/Participate a “Local Government Awareness Quiz Bowl.”  Match up local government officials against a team of students to see who knows the most about local government in Missouri. (MY LOGO will provide Quiz Bowl Questions).  
    • Team up with a Teacher in your area and go on local TV or Cable station to talk about the importance of local government to your community.  
    • Host a “Local Government Awareness Blog” on your web site.  Encourage students and teachers to participate.
    • Serve as a member of a “Local Government Awareness Team.” Work with schools, teachers, & students to promote the importance of local government education in the classroom and the community.
    • Participate in a Local Government workshop for teachers.
    • Help schools/teachers organize site visits, develop local government project ideas, and help coordinate local government project fairs.
    • Assist schools/teachers in the planning of site visits to local government buildings in your area and cosponsor local government regional projects fairs.
    • Promote and publicize the MY LOGO program among other teachers and schools, local government officials, University of MO-Extension personnel, and community organizations.