Virginia Civics

Promoting constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement, empowering the next generation of leaders in Virginia.


2020–2021 We the People Training Cohort

Applications are open for the 2020–2021 We the People Training Cohort for educators who teach social studies, government, civics, and similar subjects. The Cohort kicks off with a We the People Summer Institute over June 29–July 2, 2020, at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon in Alexandria, VA. Read more…


The latest Civic EDge, the VA Civics newsletter is here!


Upcoming VA Civics Events

For the safety of our nation’s teachers and students in the face of the growing COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 We the People National Finals and National Invitational will not take place in person this year. Additionally, all in-person events for the remainder of the spring have been canceled or moved to a virtual format.

We the People Summer Institute
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Alexandria, VA
Monday, June 28–Thursday, July 2


2020 We the People Virginia State Finals

Congratulations to the 2020 We the People Virginia State Finals competitors!

High School Results:

1st: Freeman High School—Team Rehnquist
2nd: Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School
3rd: Glen Allen High School—Team Grant
4th: Glen Allen High School—Team Bingham
5th: Freeman High School—Team Brennan

Middle School Results:

1st: Rachel Carson Middle School
2nd: Midlothian Middle School
3rd: J.T. Henley Middle School