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Bill of Rights Institute launches first national civics contest

The United States has a national spelling bee and national math and science competitions.

Now, America’s students will also have the opportunity to participate in a national civics contest. And students and teachers will be taking home $40,000 in prizes.

The Bill of Rights Institute announced the nationwide launch of its MyImpact Challenge for the 2021-2022 school year.

Through MyImpact Challenge, the Bill of Rights Institute is encouraging students to engage with their communities through constitutionally-principled service projects. The goal is to foster a robust understanding of citizenship and get students active in their communities.

MyImpact Challenge projects are expected to produce thousands of hours of service all across the United States. Students will also document how their projects advanced their knowledge of civics and align with civic virtues and founding principles.

Top student projects will be featured at a national virtual fair in June, where $40,000 in prize money will be awarded to students and teachers – including a $10,000 grand prize for the top student project.

MyImpact Challenge is the latest civic engagement initiative from the Bill of Rights Institute, a non-profit organization that teaches civics through market-leading curriculum, professional development for educators, and educational experiences for students.

After successfully piloting elements of MyImpact Challenge in local communities – and receiving enthusiastic feedback from teachers and students — Bill of Rights Institute President David Bobb said he was excited to expand the program nationally.

“An essential part of a civics education is learning how to engage constructively with your community to solve problems,” Bobb said. “Through MyImpact Challenge, students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of civics while gaining lifelong citizenship skills.”

To learn more about the MyImpact Challenge, visit https://billofrightsinstitute.org/myimpact-challenge.

This article was released by the Bill of Rights Institute.