About Action Civics
Action Civics is a student-centered, experiential practice in which young people learn about the political process by taking action on specific issues in their communities.
Action Civics can be a powerful motivating experience, setting young people on a path towards lifelong civic and political engagement. Applied in classrooms during the school day, Action Civics is a civics education course typically comprised of community examination, issue identification, research, strategizing, taking action, and reflection. Adults provide guidance and support throughout the process.
Any Action Civics course or program must include the following four elements:
- A student-led project
- A real-world, personal issue
- Political action toward lasting change
- Reflection on impact and approach