Through Action Civics,” students practice democracy in their community.  
They learn how government works and to harness that knowledge to launch them into collective action on issues they care about. 

Article in Education Week, March 20, 2019 


PRRI/Atlantic Poll: Only One in Three Young People Say They’re Certain to Vote 
Young women are more likely to be civically engaged, and political and civic participation by African Americans has eroded in the past two years.

The Atlantic, 10/11/18 


Is the U.S. a Democracy? A Social Studies Battle Turns on the Nation’s Values  
The United States is both a representative democracy and a republic.  
By Dana Goldstein, 4/7/19 NY Times 


Service-learning experiences that are integrated into a school district’s academic curriculum are identified as a method that allows students to learn and develop through activities that meet the needs of a community and help foster civic responsibility.  

Service Learning in Schools, 2014, Kahne & Westheimer 


Youth Civic Engagement and Health, Wellbeing and Safety: A Review of Research
BY PARISSA J. BALLARD, PH.D, 2018, PACE (PHILANTHROPY FOR ACTIVE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Youth may be both less trusting of formal political institutions and increasingly willing and able to engage in civic life.


Democracy School Program Showcase

See highlights of Baird, Cooper, Sutter and Quail Lake middle school civic service projects.

Education Matters

See the Education Matters segment on the Civic Service Summit at Scout Island with 60 middle school leaders from Sutter MS, Baird MS and Kepler Neighborhood School.  Thanks to the Fresno County office of Education and KSEE 24.