Civic Education

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The City of Weston recognizes the rewards of educating our students and encouraging them to become involved in their community. The following programs were developed to foster civic education in Weston.

I Led the Pledge Program

Each school year, elementary school students from Weston schools are invited to lead the pledge at City Commission meetings from September through May.  School faculty members choose the group to represent their school on their assigned date.  The student groups – which include student council, safety patrol, honor roll students and more – have the opportunity to lead the pledge and introduce themselves to the Mayor and the audience, prior to shaking hands with all city officials on the dais.

View photos from the 2018 Led the Pledge program on Flickr

Weston University

Initiated by the City of Weston in 2002, Weston University is a seven-month program for high school students that provides participants with an opportunity to learn about state and local government through a combination of classroom and real-world experiences from the people who work in the City’s municipal operations.  The program concept was originated by Weston's City Manager, John R. Flint, and developed by the City's Director of Communications, Denise Barrett.  Select students who reside in Weston and attend Cypress Bay, Western and Sagemont High Schools are selected by their school to participate each year.

Read more about Weston University

If you have questions regarding the City’s civic education programs, call 954-385-2000 or send an email inquiry.