Dear New User,
Welcome to the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program, directed by the Center for Civic Education. By providing quality educational materials in civics for upper elementary, middle, and high school students, the We the People program aims to empower and enlighten the citizenry of today and tomorrow. The best way to engage this website is explore!
Robert S. Leming, Director
We the People Programs
Center for Civic Education
The National Network
The Center for Civic Education administers the We the People program nationally through a network of coordinators in 50 states, 440 congressional districts, four trust territories, and the District of Columbia. These coordinators work with their members of Congress, business and community leaders, and local educators to contribute to the success of the program.
- Teachers and civic educators
- Work with your congressional district coordinator to include community leaders and members of Congress as judges, speakers, and presenters at the simulated hearings.
- Members of Congress
- Sign and present award certificates, speak at simulated hearings, serve as judges, and welcome students from your state to the national finals in Washington, D.C.
- Discuss constitutional issues with students in their classrooms and speak at teacher training workshops.
- Support the efforts of your district and state coordinators in all aspects of program implementation.
- Community, business, and professional associations
- Volunteer time and expertise by serving on advisory committees, providing leadership support, and serving as competition judges.
- Provide financial or in-kind support to help purchase program materials, underwrite local and statewide competitions, and send winning classes to state and national finals.