Name of Engagement

We the People

Contact Information

Bill Wilson, Director of the Madison Institutes

Description

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is a national civic education program that helps elementary and secondary students understand the history and principles of constitutional government. In addition, the program helps students develop a reasoned commitment to values that are integral to sustaining a democratic society. The program focuses on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and fosters civic competence and responsibility among students in public and private schools. More than 20 million students and 70,000 teachers have been involved in the national program.

Web Presence

http://www.jmu.edu/outreach/programs/all/we-the-people/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

Governance and Public Policy

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Civic Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

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