The Civic Circle’s after-school enrichment program uses music and songwriting to teach seven civic skills that we call “steps to democracy.” Students learn civility (Listen!), news literacy (Learn!), voting (Choose!), voluntarism (Join!), advocacy (Speak!), organizing (Act!), and public service (Lead!), empowering them to exercise civic clout in their schools, communities, nation and world. We also present concerts and assembly shows, and are producing music videos and lesson plans to make our program available to teachers everywhere.