Summer Project Citizen Opportunity ☆

The 2011 Project Citizen Summer Institute application is now available online at http://www.civiced.org/index.php?page=project_citizen_regional_institutes

These institutes serve as a wonderful introduction to—and immersion in—the Project Citizen program, offering an opportunity to learn implementation strategies and deepen public policy knowledge. Participants chosen to attend will receive, at no cost, round-trip airfare or equivalent mileage reimbursement, lodging, meals, and textbooks.

The Northeast Institute is held in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island, July 22-28, 2011.

The Center for Civic Education offers five national Project Citizen institutes. Interested parties—middle and high school teachers, school administrators, community youth organization leaders, and district coordinators—are not limited to the institute in their region but are encouraged to apply to the institute of their choice. Some have specific themes, while others are general Project Citizen institutes. Regardless of which institute participants attend, they will leave with the knowledge and confidence to successfully implement Project Citizen.

We also encourage groups of up to three educators to apply as teams.

This year we will have two application deadlines. The first deadline, March 1, 2011, is for “early decision.” Those who apply before this deadline will be given priority consideration and early notification. The final deadline is April 8, 2011.

Please note that past participants of Project Citizen summer institutes are not eligible for application.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with colleagues.