Event Details

On Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at the National Gallery of Art, there will be a celebration of the “Children Are Citizens: Children and Teachers Collaborating Across Washington, DC” Project. This event will showcase the work of children and educators from across the city who took part in a collaboration between schools and cultural institutions to explore the notion of young children as citizens in their own right, with distinctive contributions to make to their community.
Participating Schools and institutions include: DC Bilingual Public Charter School, J. O. Wilson Elementary (DCPS), Sacred Heart School, Seaton Elementary School (DCPS), Stokes Elementary (DCPS), Sunshine Early Learning Center, Imagination Stage, National Building Museum, National Gallery of Art, the Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School, and Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
The Children Are Citizens project is grounded in the belief that children are not just future citizens but are citizens of the city in the here and now, with the right to express their opinions and participate in the civic and cultural life of their cities.”
Click here to see a copy of the 2015 book, created by the children of DC.