The Statewide Project Citizen showcases are held each year, in which teams present their portfolios and oral presentations on a problem in their community and their action plan for solving it before community members on judging panels. The top 10 winning teams of each regional showcase, the teams with the most convincing presentations, are invited to compete in the State Showcase held in Phoenix. The portfolio winner of the State Showcase is eligible to send their portfolio to the National Showcase held in July. Recognized as one of the top programs in the country, Arizona's portfolios showcased at the National showcase have won Superior awards consistently over the past 20 years. If your school is not currently participating in this exceptional extracurricular academic program, we invite you to make this the year to start. Project Citizen is a portfolio-based civic education program for grades 5-12. It helps teachers and students understand public policy and use this information to create change in their community thereby empowering them and their teachers
The Project Citizen showcases are available to all Arizona middle and high school classrooms.
Please complete your registration no later than March 31st.
For Showcase Documents, please click here!
To volunteer as an electronic Portfolio Judge, please register for this event. By registering, you understand that the oral hearings and portfolios will be displayed via a link sent directly to you and you have the ability to judge during the week of April 3rd. All portfolios must be judged by April 7th. Additionally, you will be assigned 3 portfolios and your score sheets will be sent to you electronically. You do not need to judge all of the portfolios on the same day and are welcome to judge as your schedule permits.
If you are not available to serve as a judge, but would like to make a contribution to the program, please click here to donate online or send a check to:
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & EducationATTN: Project Citizen Program4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 210Phoenix, AZ 85016