Civic Life Perspective
Civic Life Project energizes civic education and promotes civic engagement through documentary filmmaking. We deeply empower students’ sense of personal voice and agency in their communities by engaging them on issues they care about, using digital tools they already know and use.
NURTURING AND INSPIRING!
I don't know that I would have become a journalist had I not had educators who nurtured my interest in politics, government and media at a young age. The Civic Life Project is nurturing and inspiring a new generation of storytellers.
A BRILLIANT PROJECT
Students walk across that invisible line that often separates the school from the community.
JUST WHAT KIDS NEED
A way to be creative on their terms while learning how to be good citizens! And just what America needs, too.
THAT IDEA WAS A WINNER
It would not have occurred to me to teach civics through documentary film techniques.
At a time when civil conversation and social responsibilities are threatened on all fronts, Civic Life reminds America's next generations about what's important. That it's done through thoughtful documentaries is a perfect antidote to the daily TV screaming.
INSPIRING OTHERS TO TAKE ACTION
The authentic learning experience provided by the Civic Life Program provides meaningful context that engages students as active citizens. Students understand how their involvement in civic discourse can inspire others to take action about important issues in their communities.
HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Civic Life students discover a thirst for civil discourse and a desire to participate in their communities. After completing the program our students are more likely to vote, consume news, and become engaged citizens.