About the Martin Luther King Parade Foundation Voter Education Academy

The Martin Luther King Parade Foundation Voter Education Academy, a pioneering 1-day educational experience, invites students aged 12-19 to delve into the vibrant world of democracy and civic engagement. This unique event is proudly hosted in collaboration with the esteemed GZL Educational Foundation, renowned for its commitment to nurturing informed and active citizens.

What You Will Learn:

  1. The History and Importance of Voting: Traverse through time to uncover the milestones of democratic progress. Understand why every vote matters and how it shapes the future.
  2. Issues at Stake in Upcoming Elections: Get informed about the critical issues that define our times. Engage in discussions that matter and learn how elections can be a turning point for communities and nations.
  3. Voter Registration and Pre-Registration: Step-by-step guidance on how to register or pre-register to vote. This session is crucial for those nearing the voting age, ensuring you’re prepared to make your voice heard.

Who Should Attend?

This event is perfect for students aged 12-19 who are eager to learn about their role in democracy, interested in current affairs, and looking to become proactive members of their community. Whether you’re close to voting age or just beginning to explore civic responsibilities, the Voter Education Academy offers invaluable insights for everyone.

Why Attend?

  • Educational Empowerment: Gain a deeper understanding of the electoral process and the power of your vote.
  • Interactive Sessions: Engage with experts, educators, and peers in lively discussions and activities.
  • Future Ready: Be prepared for the day you cast your first vote and become a part of history.


  • Spaces are limited! Register now to secure your spot at this transformative event.
  • Lunch will be provided by Parade Foundation.
  • Parents are welcome to attend but seating for parents will be on a first come first served basis.
  • No transportation will be provided
  • Students must be picked up by 2:00 pm