Human Services

Student Governmental Affairs Program (SGAP)

  • Richardson, TX
  • https://sgap.org

Mission Statement

Student Governmental Affairs Program (SGAP) is a nonprofit organization providing educational materials and resources on U.S. government and civics to middle- and secondary-level students in all 50 states. Founded in 1993 by National Write Your Congressman, SGAP reaches more than 200,000 youth annually in schools across the U.S. The organization partners with teachers to provide them with supplementary classroom materials on the importance of civic engagement and active citizenry among today's youth. In 2015, SGAP was chosen as a featured content partner with Discovery Education's Social Studies Techbook, which reaches 3 million students nationwide.

SGAP combats today's apathy and lack of resources with an interactive program that supplements classroom instruction. Students receive up-to-date news on pending bills, in-depth coverage of issues under congressional consideration and the SGAP student voice that allows them to share their opinions on the issues with their elected representatives in Congress.

SGAP brings U.S. government and civics to life through interactive resources that help teachers engage students in historical and current issues. This free-to-teachers program includes a bipartisan legislative newsletter, voting ballot for students to share their opinions with Congress and other supplementary classroom materials.

Program Objectives:
-Inform students about current legislation in Congress in a bipartisan way
-Sharpen students' critical thinking skills by asking them to justify their positions on legislative issues
-Ask students to analyze and critique the stances of both political parties
-Provide a way for students to communicate their opinions to their elected officials
-Instill a sense of citizenship and individual responsibility
-Promote active citizenry through voter registration and participation

Main Programs

  1. Student Forum Newsletter
Service Areas

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Student Governmental Affairs Program (SGAP) is a nonprofit organization providing educational materials and resources on U.S. government and civics to middle- and secondary-level students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

ruling year

1993

President

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Randy Ford

Keywords

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civic engagement active citizenry US government and history education youth development

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Also Known As

Student Governmental Affairs Program (SGAP)

EIN

65-0348492

 Number

3233196341

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Student Forum Newsletter

Each Student Forum newsletter summarizes two timely legislative issues under discussion in Congress, presents arguments “for” and “against,” and includes a page of quotes from both Democrat and Republican lawmakers. Included with the newsletter is the Student Voice Voting Ballot, which gives students the opportunity to have their voice heard on Capitol Hill.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

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Student Governmental Affairs Program (SGAP) is a nonprofit organization providing educational materials and resources on U.S. government and civics to middle- and secondary-level students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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S-GAP INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Student Governmental Affairs Program (SGAP)

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President

Randy Ford

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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Roger Adamson

National Write Your Congressman

Term: Jan 1993 - Jan 1993

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