What is Commence 2030?

Commence 2030 is a first-of-its-kind celebration of Gen Z “civic superheroes” who go above and beyond for their communities and are ready to “commence” a brighter future for our country’s democracy.

Produced by Civics Unplugged, Commence 2030 serves as the launch platform for a decade of initiatives that will shape youth civic participation and will feature speeches from world leaders such as Senator Cory Booker, Andrew Yang (entrepreneur and founder of Move Humanity Forward), Audrey Tang (the Digital Minister of Taiwan), and Kathy Roth-Douquet (the founder of Blue Star Families, the largest military families network).

At the event, dozens of Gen Zers will be honored and given awards for their extraordinary public service work during 2020.

The broadcast will live stream on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook on Saturday, June 27th at 7pm ET.

Know a Gen Z civic superhero?

If you know a Gen Zer, born 1997 or later, who has stepped up big time for their community in 2020, nominate them to be honored at Commence 2030. You can also nominate yourself to be an honoree!

In addition to being featured in the livestream, each honoree is awarded a “Civics 2030 Launch Pack,” which includes a $1,000 project acceleration stipend, a ticket to join the Civics 2030 community, gifts from the Commence 2030 sponsors, and swag.

Civics Unplugged is looking to award fifty Launch Packs.

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Why is it called “Commence 2030”?


Everything we do at Civics Unplugged is focused on empowering the leaders of Gen Z to build the future of American communities and American democracy.

We’re so committed to this mission that on July 4th, we will launch the Civics 2030 Campaign, a national initiative to mobilize funds and support for these leaders as they build toward a much brighter future by 2030.

Commence 2030 “commences” Civics 2030 Launch Week on June 27th. And the two words, “Commence” and “2030,” come together to say… “Let’s build the future, now!”

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