CAP Essentials for Students


Get tips and advice on your first or next civic action!

The CAP Planner

The CAP Planner is a set of documents that will guide you through the processes of choosing a problem, taking civic actions, and preparing a report on your CAP. You can access your planners when you login on your dashboard by clicking on "My Planners" in the right sidebar menu.


A step-by-step guide through the civic action process for students.


Information from the CAP Youth Board and others to help you complete your CAP.


Students from all over the U.S. share and discuss their CAP projects.


The CAPfolio and CAP PSA contests gives students a change to showcase their work and win prizes.

CAP Youth Board

The CAP Youth Board (CYB) consists of students who have successfully completed projects and found CAP to be an excellent way to stay involved and get other students civically engaged.



  • Thinking about your next civic action?
  • Need advice about approaching a policymaker?

The CAP Youth Board can help!

Go to: Discuss!

townhallFacebook Made it Easier to Contact Your Elected Officials

Connecting with your elected officials is a critical step in your CAP project. By simply submitting your street address, Facebook's “Town Hall” provides you with a list of your local, state, and federal elected officials.

Student Action

Take a look at what show CAP students across the nation are taking action.

Last modified: Sunday, 11 March 2018, 5:21 PM