Project Citizen teaches participants how to monitor and influence public policy. Entire classes work cooperatively to identify a public policy problem in their community. They then research the problem, evaluate alternative solutions, develop their own solution in the form of a public policy, and create a political action plan to enlist local or state authorities to adopt their proposed policy. Participants develop a portfolio of their work and present their project in a hearing showcase before a panel of civic-minded community members.
Project Citizen is used in schools throughout the United States and in more than sixty other countries, with more than 1.5 million annual participants worldwide.
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