Citizens, Not Spectators is a voter education program designed to increase the voting rate among young Americans by providing engaging voter education to students in grades 4-12. The curriculum demystifies the voting process by teaching elementary, middle, and high school students how to cast a vote, how the voting process works, how to become an informed voter, and why it is important to cast an informed vote. The curriculum focuses on hands-on, active learning. Using actual voter registration forms and ballots, students receive instruction in how to register and cast a vote in a simulated election. Citizens, Not Spectators can be taught at any time, but is most effective when the course culminates around the time of an actual federal, state, or local election. Citizens, Not Spectators is a partnership between the Center for Civic Education and the Arsalyn Program of Ludwick Family Foundation.