Madison Civics Club was formed in 1912 to encourage civic engagement and thoughtful discussion of the social issues of the day. We offer a lecture-luncheon series highlighting inspiring national and local speakers. We invite and honor outstanding citizens and youth groups, and we welcome everyone to join us.
The Madison Civics Club Youth Grant program celebrates its eleventh year of community outreach to student and other youth groups throughout Dane County. School- or community-based organizations involved in worthy service activities are invited to apply for financial grants to support their work. Youth Grant recipients are invited to the Saturday luncheon meetings with their advisors to hear national and international speakers in areas of their interest. Both the students and Civics Club members have benefited from inter-generational discussions around the luncheon tables. Youth groups are also included in a reception prior to the luncheon, giving them an opportunity to interact with the guest speaker and MCC board members. The Youth Grant program is primarily supported by our MCC membership and anonymous donors, with the additional support of financial grants, most recently from American Family Insurance and Culver's VIP Foundation.
This year’s theme is Taking a Closer Look and our keynote and local public affairs speakers will address the current political context and educating our diverse community. If your high school student group or youth group would benefit from this program, please complete the Youth Grant Application.