The Georgia Center for Civic Engagement (GCCE) has selected Southwest Middle School teacher Mr. Eric Allen to serve as a Civics Coach with the organization. GCCE provides youth programs and opportunities that promote self-esteem, leadership skills, and moral and civic responsibility, such as Mock Election, Model United Nations, and Youth Assembly.
The vision of the organization is to educate and equip students to be informed and active citizens by committing to comprehensive civic education, a multi-disciplinary approach that provides opportunities for educators to sharpen their skills to further impact students as well as provide opportunities for students to directly engage in experiences that will help develop a deeper civic knowledge, a stronger civic identity, and a commitment to a life of civic engagement.
Civic Coaches are provided with all of the training, resources, and materials needed to augment their students' civic education, both in and out of the classroom. Congratulations to Mr. Allen!