Promoting Competent and Responsible Participation
Project Citizen is a curricular program for middle, secondary, and post-secondary students, youth organizations, and adult groups that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. The program helps participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy. In the process, they develop support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy.
Entire classes of students or members of youth or adult organizations 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 an 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 public hearing showcase before a panel of civic-minded community members.
Portfolios are submitted to the FLREA office.
Project Citizen Portfolio Due Date: April 6, 2017
Project Citizen Capitol Showcase: Week of April 10, 2017, Tallahassee, Florida
Project Citizen Oral Hearings: May 26, 2017, Location TBD
There are two different ways portfolios can be submitted: traditional or digital. Please review the document below for further details.
|Project Citizen Portfolio Options|
|Portfolio Checklist - Each Section|
|Portfolio Checklist - Overall|
|Portfolio Evaluation Rating Sheet|
|Oral Hearings Evaluator Guidelines|
|Oral Hearings Procedures|
|Oral Hearings Score Sheet|
|Project Citizen 7th Grade Standards Correlations|
|Project Citizen FCAT Correlations Grades 9-10|