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Democracy School Program

In the Democracy School Program, students choose a community problem and implement a Civic Service project to help solve it. The most effective way for students to learn the values and skills of democracy, leadership and problem solving is to practice these skills in projects to serve their school, community, nation and world. The Civic Education Center has now served over 2,000 students with civic service projects, working with community advisors to solve real problems in their school or community.


• Community benefits (people, institutions, environment, economy, security, etc.)

• Impact on students (civic education, career preparation, personal development)

• Improvement of school culture and connections with parents and community

• Professional development and community support for teachers

• Institutionalization of this instructional strategy in schools and districts

• Still earn the new State Seal of Civic Engagement

• Preparation of the next generation to meet the challenges of the 21st Century

Empower Students Ideas Grow

Students analyze a specific school or community problem or issue using appropriate lenses from civics, economics, geography, and history; and take and evaluate actions on the issue.

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Curriculum and Resources

Below are both free and fee based resources that you can use in your classrooms and clubs and you work your way through the Democracy School Program 

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