Project Citizen Incentives


Independent studies of the effects of the Project Citizen program reveal that it has a significant impact on the civic knowledge of young people, their civic skills and their propensity to participate in civic and political life, as well as an appreciation for the difficulty in creating laws that are constitutionally correct.

Curriculum Correlations:

Correlations to South Carolina Middle School Standards 

Correlations to South Carolina High School Standards 



  • Trainings are provided throughout the year at no charge. Special trainings can be arranged for individual schools, teacher in-service days, after-school programs and one-on-one, as needed. Scheduled two-day trainings offer recertification credit through the South Carolina Department of Education.
  • Free curriculum includes a teacher's guide and 30 student texts, delivered upon the completion of training.
  • A stipend is available for the teacher upon submission of the students' portfolio in April of each year.
  • The South Carolina Bar will pay for one night's accommodations (fpr teachers traveling more than 40 miles) and lunch for both days of the training.
  • Certificates of recognition are provided for students who participate in the program.
  • The state winner receives a plaque and special recognition at its Awards Day.
  • Teachers implementing Project Citizen are encouraged to apply for the LRE Teacher of the Year Award, which comes with a $500 recognition award.
  • Schools that participate in the program can apply for LRE School of the Year Award, which offers a $2,500 award to be spent at the school's discretion.