The Civic Life Project is an alternative to the standard High School Civics Class.

The project is a collaboration with high school teachers, which allows educators to use filmmaking to transform the classroom into a laboratory for civics.

By the end of the year students will understand that they have a voice and the power to transform their community.



The Civic Life Project brings professional journalists and filmmakers into the classroom to mentor students as they produce a short documentary film.

By capturing the imagination of students, filmmaking offers a unique approach to education; where students discover that education can go beyond the classroom.



Over the course of the school year students investigate an issue that they feel passionate about, and explore ways to effect positive change.

Through this involvement students learn the value of being active and engaged members of their community.

Students take cameras into their community and interview community leaders, activists, journalists and politicians. They develop technical literacy through hands on experience.


The Civic Life Project is a 501(c3) non-profit organization.  Our ability to reach students is made possible by the charitable contributions of our supporters.  Please consider making a tax deductible donation by clicking on the Donate button below.  Thank You.