ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools seventh graders don’t just talk about perceived problems in the community, they seek solutions and find ways to put their plans into action in this year’s Project Citizen Showcase.


Distinguished judges from area municipalities, research centers, and community organizations will speak to students about their projects and discern award status.  The event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 14 at IRSC’s Kight Center on the Fort Pierce campus from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM.


Kate Ems, coordinator for this event, explains that seventh grade students work to identify a problem in their community, research public policy, contemplate solutions to the problem, and create an action plan.  She said, “This is an outstanding opportunity for students to learn to work collaboratively and learn about government through a new lens.  It gives them great perspective on how they can be contributing members of society and change-makers.”


The top three projects will be placed on display in the State Capitol Building with other seventh grade projects from across Florida to be viewed by State Representatives.  Of these projects, a select number will then compete for state-level accolades.


About St. Lucie Public Schools

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