Honoree Spotlight

Benjamin S. Katanic

Age: 15

I live in: Denver, Colorado

College / High School: Valor Christian High School

Three words to describe myself: Achiever, Motivated, and Inspired

A quote I love:
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do" - Steve Jobs

A book I love: Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

A civic superhero I look up to?
Greta Thunberg

Overview of the project they are working on right now that includes the impact the project is making.

I am being honored for the book I am writing, “Simple Explanation of the U.S. Government”. As the title explains, it is a simple explanation of how the government works. The book is specifically written for late elementary through middle school students. I plan on donating numerous copies to low income schools. The book is set to be published in May of 2021.

Why I am excited to join Civics 2030
I am excited to join the Civics 2030 community to work with like minded people to help strengthen our democracy.

My vision for the future of American democracy
My vision for the future of American democracy is to have a country where its inhabitants see laws and policies that are meaningful to them actually be carried through with by our representatives and other elected officials.

The kind of superhero I am striving to become
I strive to become a civic superhero that has many accomplishments based on helping others and fixing vast issues our society faces today.