CAP Essentials for Students

CAPfolio Contest

What have you done to make a difference through CAP? 
CAP Nation wants to hear about and learn from your civic experience to create positive and lasting change in your communities. 
Submit your entry to the CAPfolio Contest and the chance to win a cash prize!

CASH PRIZES: 1st Pl. - $100.00 / 2nd Pl. - $75.00 / 3rd Pl. - $50.00M

Click here for more information on how to enter the  CAPfolio Contest

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 on your dashboard.


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!

Connect With Elected Officials Using Facebook 


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.



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

Last modified: Friday, 17 May 2019, 2:22 PM