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Community Action Project

The Community Action Project is a student driven, teacher led means of identifying issues within the community and working as a group to address these needs, ultimately empowering students transformation into active agents of change.  Students will work collaboratively to create an in depth community profile, conduct research to discover root causes and consequences of community problems, and create and implement a solution via a research driven Community Action Plan. This project will meet on campus but may require additional off campus responsibilities. Previous topics include bullying, vandalism on campus, and counselor to student ratios.
Civics - 5 Activities For Active Civic Participation
1.     Volunteer Service Project – 15 Hour Service Requirement
2.     Observation Project- Observe local government in action- options includes City Council meetings, School Board meetings, or local courts.
3.     Letter to Congress- Directed to elected officials regarding pending legislation.
4.     Political Party Research Paper- In depth study of various political party platforms as well as multi-step self-evaluations to better understand both America's political spectrum personal identification.
5.     Student Voter Registration Drives and Election Poll Working Opportunities