ABOUT THE BEEThe PA Chamber of Business and Industry is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and chambers of commerce across Pennsylvania to host a statewide civics competition. The 2023-24 National Civics Bee® encourages young Americans in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. The competition, modeled on traditional spelling and geography bees, gives students the chance to win recognition and earn cash prizes by sharing ideas for improving their communities and showing their enthusiasm for civics. The winner of the National Civics Bee® Pennsylvania State Finals will be invited to Washington, DC to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee® national championship in Fall 2024. ABOUT THE BEEClick here for more information about sponsorship opportunities for the National Civics Bee, please contact PA Chamber Events and Engagement Executive Jennifer O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.720.5557. Time & PlaceFriday, June 14, 202410:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.Commonwealth Charter Academy1 Innovation WayHarrisburg, PA 17110 WHY CIVICS? We are hosting the National Civics Bee® Pennsylvania State Finals 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 throughout Pennsylvania and celebrating our civic pride. LOCAL COMPETITIONS Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County: Civics Bee**Registration Extended to February 19th!Chester County Chamber Foundation Civics BeeErie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership Civics Bee**Registration Extended to February 19th!Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce Civics Bee**Registration Extended to February 19th!Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Civics Bee**Registration Extended to February 19th! STATE FINALS The State Finals will be held in 2024 in Harrisburg, PA. 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 Jennifer O’Donnell at email@example.com.