Project Citizen is a curricular program for middle grade, high school and post-secondary students that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. The program helps young people learn how to monitor and influence public policy. Research studies have show that students using Project Citizen believe that they can make a difference in their communities.

Students work for months on their projects conducting interviews, researching public policy issues and creating a photo display board that showcases the problem, alternative policies, their class policy, and their action plan. Teams begin competing in local tournaments and must advance to compete in the state showcase.