Program Overview

“We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens.”

Sandra Day O’Connor

As educators, we play a special role in helping our children learn about their rights, roles and responsibilities as American citizens. This is critical to helping each generation sustain and strengthen the values that define the United States.  Arizona’s Excellence in Civic Engagement program will recognize and support public or charter schools in their efforts of ensuring we have an educated and engaged citizenry.

Vision & Mission

VISION: Preparing all Arizona students to participate as active and responsible citizens.

MISSION: Support and recognize Arizona schools that promote an environment and culture in which students are made aware of; provided opportunities for; and equipped with the tools of civic learning, engagement and appreciation of democratic processes, liberties, and responsibilities.