“American democracy is at risk because civic education has been downplayed amid a decade’s-long push for more testing and accountability in reading, math, and science.”

National Association of State Boards of Education

Potential Projects

We encourage you to contact John Minkler with your ideas.  Here are ideas for student projects:

  • Bullying
  • Community Safety
  • Transportation
  • Water conservation and storage, policies for sustainability
  • Voter registration and participation
  • Opportunities for Entrepreneurship
  • Education reform
  • Healthy food in schools; school gardens
  • Access to safe parks in low income neighborhoods
  • Elder Abuse
  • Animal rights
  • Farmworker Rights
  • Health Care
  • STDs and AIDS
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Individuals with Disabilities
  • Cultural understanding and rights
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Career preparation and job creation
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
  • Media and Children
  • Mental Illness
  • Military Service Members, Veterans, and their families
  • Police Accountability
  • Poverty; hunger, unemployment, health
  • Prisoner Rights
  • Public Health
  • Racial or Ethnic Discrimination
  • Substance Abuse and Prevention
  • Trauma, Violence and Abuse
  • Women’s Issues (reproductive health, prevention of violence and abuse, and equality)