Project Citizen is a civic education program for middle and high school–aged students created by the Center for Civic Education. Project Citizen engages students in hands-on, project-based learning about public policymaking. Project Citizen is used in schools throughout the United States and in more than sixty other countries, with more than 1.5 million annual participants worldwide.


U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy to Highlight Project Citizen

Project Citizen—the Center for Civic Education’s most widely internationally implemented civics program—has been recognized as one of ten best practices in K–12 education-related citizen diplomacy by the K–12 Education Task Force of the U.S. Summit and Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy. Project Citizen will be featured at the summit in November.

The purpose of the summit and initiative is to demonstrate the importance of citizen diplomacy and make the case for enhanced resources in this area. The summit will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel November 16–19, 2010. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will serve as honorary chair of the summit and initiative. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Judith McHale and U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy Chair David Rowe will serve as co-chairs.

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