Civic Family Tree

D8 - Civic Family Tree graphic

This year, we are excited to celebrate national Civic Learning Week (March 11-15, 2024) by launching the Civic Family Tree initiative - our new community civics project for elementary, middle, and high school students in schools across Metro Council District 8!  

Starting on Monday, March 11th, students will be able download the submission form and guide for creating a visual representation (no larger than an 11 x 17 in. poster) of their personal “Civic Family Tree” that illustrates the roots, branches, and leaves of their civic life in our community.  

During Civic Learning Week, our Metro Council Office will share examples of their own Civic Family Trees, and highlight the different seeds, roots, and branches that support and encourage us as active, civically engaged members of the community.  

Students must submit their designs and submission forms to their schools by Friday, April 26, 2024.  Click here for the Student Submission Form.

One (1) Civic Family Tree from each school in District 8 will be selected for display at Louisville Metro Hall, and selected students will be recognized with an official proclamation.  As part of their tree design, participating students will be asked to visualize how their civic experience stretches from the “seeds” of their civic engagement to the roots and branches that reach far into the community: 

Civic Roots 
What are your personal and family civic “roots?” Who are you, where are you from, what stories shaped you, and what family experiences helped grow your tree?  

Civic Branches 
What “branches” connect your roots to the different opportunities, routines, responsibilities, and civic activities in our community? Think about how things like roads, electricity, schools, firefighters, libraries, stores, and parks allow you to “branch out” each day.  

Civic Leaves 
What “leaves”- opportunities that you and your family use to bloom and grow – exist because of the branches of your tree? Think about activities at or after school, jobs and careers, places to visit, experiences and events, arts and culture, food/cuisine, and more! 

Student Submission Form

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