Engaged: Students Becoming Citizens is TVW's ongoing documentary series, showing students across Washington state learning about and participating in civics and government.
The series was nominated for a Northwest Regional Emmy Award in 2009 and 2012. It is co-produced by David Johnson, Director of Education Resources, and Jason Gutz, Special Projects Manager.
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Engaged Documentary - Starcia
An in-depth look at the life of Starcia Ague, a youth from the drug world who struggles to overcome her criminal history, seeking redemption and the chance to become a valued member of Washington society.
A look at iCivics, a national civics education website, with the WA state coordinators of the program and a middle school student who demonstrates one of the games found on the site, Do I Have a Right.
Students from Evergreen High School and Wenatchee High School work with lobbyists in Olympia to follow legislation during the 2011 Legislative Session as part of new civic education program from TVW, Capitol Classroom.
An Inside Look at Engaged
State officials and education experts discuss the Emmy-nominated documentary series Engaged - Students Becoming Citizens. They describe how the series is put together and the benefits of showing student involvement in civic affairs.
YMCA Mock Trial State Competition
Students from across Washington State participate in the three-day YMCA Mock Trial State Competition in Olympia. They discuss why they chose to compete, how the program works, and what they learned about the law while participating in the program.
Student Mock Election
Students/teachers from Serene Lake Elementary in Edmonds and First Creek Middle School in Tacoma participate in the "Mock Election," a free, web-based voting system for K-12 students sponsored by the Washington Secretary of State's Office.
Youth Ambassadors of Seattle
A diverse group of youth from the Seattle area come together to address community problems, including youth violence.
LYAC Action Day
During the 2009 Session, the Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) joined forces w/youth from across the state to advise the Legislature on issues important to youth. Priorities included support for at-risk students and continuation of LYAC itself.
Students Offering Support
Members of the Students Offering Support group from Crescent School in Joyce, WA deliver a youth suicide prevention presentation and discuss how the group formed in the wake of a suicide at their school.
WA Secretary of State College Civics Week
Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed visits the campus of Seattle Pacific University and encourages students to find one thing they can do for their communities.
Clallam County Teen Court
Youth from Port Angeles, WA and surrounding areas participate in the Clallam County Teen Court program, deciding the sentence for a youth who prank-called a suicide hotline.
We the People State Finals
Students from Evergreen High School, Gig Harbor High School, Lynden High School and Tahoma High School compete in the 2008 We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution State Finals in Olympia, WA.
2008 YMCA Youth Legislature
A behind-the-scenes look at student legislators in action at the 2008 YMCA Youth Legislature.
Ralph Munro Institute - WWU Campus, Bellingham
Teachers at the Ralph Munro Institute at Western Washington University in Bellingham discuss ways to inspire students in civics and government.
World Affairs Council - Global Youth Leadership Institute
Students discuss global issues such as terrorism and free trade at the World Affairs Council Global Youth Leadership Institute in Seattle.
Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) Meeting in Olympia
Students participating in LYAC discuss issues important to them, and decide which ones they will support during the upcoming Legislative Session.
Project Citizen WA State Showcase
Judges, including state officials, evaluate projects from Shahala Middle School and Touchet School students at the Project Citizen State Showcase in Olympia, WA.
C-SPAN Campaign Bus visits the WA State Capitol campus and Olympia High School
Students visiting the Washington State Capitol and at Olympia High School discuss media literacy and why the 2008 elections are important to them during visits to the C-SPAN Campaign Bus.
Touchet School - Project Citizen
Middle school students at Touchet School in Touchet, WA participate in Project Citizen, a national civics education program, and propose ways to make a local traffic intersection safer.
Shahala Middle School - Project Citizen
Students at Shahala Middle School in Vancouver, WA participate in Project Citizen, a national civics education program, and propose changes to their school's vending machines.
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