Macon-Bibb County’s Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS) is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. The immersive program teaches young people about government operations in our community and state. Students will attend a monthly session where they’ll take trips, meet local and state leaders and elected officials, and learn how to conduct themselves in a professional environment.
All Macon-Bibb 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are eligible to apply, regardless of where they go to school. To apply, students need to fill out the application, answer a few questions about their experiences in school and their personal lives, and then have an interview with one of the program leaders.
“Many Students who have gone through this program have gone on to major in some sort of government career when they go on to college,” says Dr. Henry Ficklin, Executive Director of Community Affairs. “These smart young people are given a lot of hands-on experiences and field trips, even a visit to the state capitol to learn about the Georgia General Assembly. It’s a mighty exciting time for young people!”
To access the application, and see a list of scheduled events for this year’s GCAPS program, click here.