Engaged is TVW’s award-winning documentary series, showing Washington State youth engaged in civic life. The series is produced by David Johnson, Director of Education/Producer, and Brett Hansen, Digital Media Producer.

Engaged won a NW Regional Emmy Award in 2014. It was also nominated for Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2012.

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Capitol Classroom: Students Create Their Own Bills

During the 2016 session of the Washington State Legislature, students from Lake Washington High School participate in TVW’s Capitol Classroom program and testify in Olympia on two bills they created, both aimed at reducing the costs of college admission tests. Runtime: 6 minutes Watch


Isidore Starr: Leading a Revolution in Civics

This short documentary explores the career and teachings of Dr. Isidore Starr, from his start as a teacher in 1930’s Brooklyn New York, to becoming internationally recognized as “the father of law-related education.” Runtime: 16:30 Minutes – Watch


Engaged Documentary: Mariachi Huenachi

Students in Wenatchee High School’s Mariachi Huenachi program confront the challenges of poverty, legal status and societal expectations as they strive for better lives for themselves and their families. Runtime: 25 Minutes – Watch


Engaged: The Mockingbird Society

Members of The Mockingbird Society, a group for foster care and homeless youth, fight to have their voices heard during Youth Advocacy Day in Olympia, WA. Total Runtime: 9 Minutes – Watch


Engaged: Destination Graduation

Students from New Horizons High School, an alternative school in Pasco, WA, discuss the barriers to graduation and their efforts to overcome them. Total Runtime: 8 Minutes – Watch


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. Total Runtime: 57 Minutes – Watch


Engaged: iCivics

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. Total Runtime: 7 Minutes – Watch


Engaged: Capitol Classroom

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. Total Runtime: 14 Minutes – Watch


An Inside Look at Engaged

State officials and education experts discuss the Emmy-winning documentary series Engaged – Students Becoming Citizens. They describe how the series is put together and the benefits of showing student involvement in civic affairs. Total Runtime: 4 Minutes – Watch