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Civic Scholars to Present Projects in Rapid-fire “PechaKucha” Events

The Gephardt Institute’s Civic Scholars Program provides a rigorous, in-depth curriculum for undergraduate students with an interest and passion for civic leadership. Sophomores are selected through a competitive process and learn together through their junior and senior years. During the summer before their senior year, each Civic Scholar develops and implements an independent Civic Summer project with the help of a $5,000 stipend in lieu of summer earnings. 

Since the program was founded in 2011, PechaKucha has been an annual tradition during which Civic Scholars have shared their accomplishments and reflections on their Civic Summers with their peers, mentors, community partners, and families. PechaKucha is a storytelling format in which a presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each. This year, PechaKucha will happen over the course of two evenings on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. Central. 

While PechaKucha will be held in person, the Gephardt Institute will also livestream the event. All are welcome to tune in to watch these inspiring presentations. 

RSVP or view the livestream here.