Civics Bee

Calling all middle school students!

Share your ideas and flex your civics knowledge in the National Civics Bee.


The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host a first-of-its-kind civics competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. Participating 6th, 7th and 8th graders will flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes. Finalists will be invited to Washington, DC to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee national championship in Fall 2024.


The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce is participating in the National Civics Bee because we believe that informed and active citizens make for a strong country, a strong economy, and a strong workforce, and that our continued prosperity depends on the strength of all three. Through the Bee, we are promoting greater civic knowledge in Battle Creek, Michigan and celebrating our civic pride.


Thursday, April 18
4 – 7 PM
Binda Performing Art Center
Kellogg Community College


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact 269-962-4076.

How to Enter

Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student residing in the greater Calhoun County with an idea about using civics to improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application.

The application closes on February 19, 2024.

Additional Info

Student Flyer

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in showcasing your company’s commitment to developing active and engaged citizens? For information about available corporate sponsorships, please contact Kara Beer at [email protected] or 269-962-4076.