Georgia Center for
Civic Engagement
  • Our students learn authentic leadership.

    Our students learn authentic leadership.

    Our 2016 Youth Speaker of the House, Sarah Lee, pictured with Rep. Amy Carter and Speaker of the House David Ralston.
  • Junior Youth Assembly

    Junior Youth Assembly

    Middle school students from around Georgia will take on the role of State Representatives and Senators in this three-day model legislature.

    The conference is held in Atlanta on November 5-7, 2017 (Sun-Tues).

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  • Youth Assembly

    Youth Assembly

    Democracy must be learned by each generation!

    Join high school students from all across the state as they converge on the Georgia Capitol to run state government in this model legislature. Students can serve as legislators, lobbyists, members of the press, members of the judiciary, or as an officer.

    High School Conferences:
    Oglethorpe- November 12-14, 2017
    Carter- November 13-15, 2017
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  • Georgia United Nations Assembly

    Georgia United Nations Assembly

    Experience global democracy without leaving Georgia! At GUNA, students will represent one of the UN Member Nations and navigate complex situations through thoughtful dialogue and meaningful debate.
    March 4-6, 2018 (Sun-Tues)

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Welcome to the virtual "front porch" of the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement!

GCCE Educate and Equip

The purpose of the Center is to address the decline in civic knowledge among students in Georgia.  We propose to achieve this through two primary methods:

  1. Providing opportunities for students to become engaged with government through simulations and other experiential programs, and
  2. Providing opportunities for continued education through workshops as well as resources for Social Studies educators to enhance the delivery of their classroom content.

 

Our programs are based on Dewey's model of "learning by doing."  The underlying goal of our student experiential programs is to teach students that "democracy is not a spectator sport."  By teaching students how government works, we empower them to use their voice to influence their communities both now and in the future.