Civics and Community – Fall 2019: American Constitution


“Civics and Community” is divided into three 11-week courses on history, economics, citizenship, government, entrepreneurship, community service, and communication skills.

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The “Civics and Community” program offers children a deeper understanding of American Government, World History, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Community engagement and civic (and civil) discourse through creative and fun experiences with opportunities to engage in the community at large with their projects.


  • An Introduction to the AMERICAN CONSTITUION
  • The Articles of the Constitution
  • Legislation and Lawmaking
  • The Legal profession and the Courts
  • Checks and Balances
  • Bill of Rights and Amendments


William “Butch” Porter is a Louisiana native and graduate of Physics/Astronomy from Louisiana State University. He worked for a college marketing internship through a publishing company out of Nashville, TN, helping college students earn college credit and prepare themselves for leadership in the work world through marketing and communication skills in the sale of educational books for K-12 students. He continued his education by getting an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from the University of South Carolina.

Butch is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Loudoun, former President of the Leesburg Downtown Business Association, held a four-year term on the Town of Leesburg Economic Development Commission, and is a long-time active member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Leesburg, VA with his wife and two children.


  • Age Range: 8-15 (approx. 3rd to 9th grade)
  • Schedule: Every Tuesday from 2pm to 3:30pm, beginning Sept 10, through Nov 19, 11 weeks.
  • Supplies: All supplies will be provided as part of the course, but there could be a nominal fee for any field trips which involve admissions.

*IMPORTANT: Please provide as much information about your child as you can during checkout: name, age, interests, etc.