Project Citizen

Project Citizen is a portfolio-based civic education project for middle and high school students as well as youth groups and is designed to promote competent and responsible participation in state and local government. Project Citizen actively engages students in learning how to monitor and influence public policy and encourages civic participation among students, parents, and members of the community.

DO IT LOCALLY – DO IT VIRTUALLY -- Project Citizen has gone virtual!

View the 2014 Virtual Summit 

Attend the fall Professional Development to learn more about and prepare for Project Citizen 2015.

2015 Topic Submission Form

Who can use Project Citizen?

Project Citizen is flexible enough to be used in the classroom with a community support group or as an after school program. Anyone can use the program though it is formatted for students in grades 5 and up.  Last year, more than 300,000 students and 5,000 teachers around the world used Project Citizen. Not only was Project Citizen used in every U.S. state, but also in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, Poland and Russia.

Ordering textbooks

Project Citizen textbooks can be purchased at   

We can come to you

Unable to attend a scheduled professional development?  If you have at least five interested individuals, one of whom is an OCLRE member, we can come to you!  Contact for details.

Mentors who can provide additional information about Project Citizen can be found here.

For more information, or if interested in viewing a sample workbook, contact: Kate Strickland

Project Citizen Resources