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Fresno County Students to Display Civic Service Projects at Showcase



The student showcase is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at the Tower Theatre. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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Fresno County middle and high school students will present service projects they have organized at a Youth Civic Service Showcase on Wednesday, May 10, at the Tower Theatre in Fresno.

The showcase is being presented by the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools and the Civic Education Center, a local nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes youth civic engagement in K-12 schools across the county.

The recently released results of the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card, showed that only 22% of eighth graders tested as proficient or better in civics. Showcase organizers say Wednesday’s event is intended to inspire students and educators to get involved and to provide them with the resources and support for projects that will make a positive change in their community.

“Schools need to help students understand, cherish, and be willing to protect our democratic ideas … and pursue that continual struggle to create a more perfect union,” Fresno County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michele Copher said in a news release.

The showcase is free and will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Sponsors for the Civic Education Center include the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, the Kashian Family Foundation, Valley Children’s Hosptial Health foundations, the Bonner Family Foundation, the Fresno Chafee Zoo, and Fresno and Sanger unified school districts.

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email

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