Name of Engagement

Project Citizen

Contact Information

Bill Wilson, State Coordinator for Project Citizen and Director of the Madison Institutes

Description

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.

Web Presence

http://www.jmu.edu/outreach/programs/all/projectcitizen/index.shtml

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Regional Scope

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Education PK-12

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Civic Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

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