Congratulations to Project Citizen district coordinator Donna Garrison Hickman (right), recently named 2012 American Lawyers Alliance Middle School Teacher of the Year. Hickman currently teaches U.S. History at Union 8th Grade Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Students from across the country submitted their Project Citizen portfolios for evaluation at the 2012 Project Citizen National Showcase. These students have identified problems in their communities and proposed their own public policy solutions. They deserve a big thumbs-up!
How did a group of eighth-graders address the problem of coral reef destruction in Hawaii? Read the student-created story here.
"Project Citizen was awesome. It taught me a lot about government and also taught me how to try handle and tackle problems. I also was able to work with other people, which was good because skills like this are needed in life."
Over 300 Project Citizen students participated in the New York City Showcase on June 1. Portfolios were presented at the elementary, middle and high school level.