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 Civics 101: A Citizen's Academy


​Sarasota County employs more than 2,000 people. Do you know what they do? Join us for a "backstage pass" to the workings of Sarasota County government.

Ask questions – get answers. Tour facilities. Test your skills. Learn about county programs and resources, and make connections to further your own vision for our community.

Civics 101 is offered in two modules (Act I: Setting the Stage and Act II: VIP Services). 

Classes are held on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. in the summer and winter. 

The program is free, and the application process is simple. Materials are provided. What are you waiting for? Email to get on our "contact me!" list today!


 Apply for the Summer 2017 session


The Summer 2017 session of Civics 101 runs July 27 through September 14. Interested parties should complete and submit the application on the right side of this page. If you would like to be contacted to learn the dates of future sessions, let us know by emailing


 How may we help you?

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
1660 Ringling Blvd., 5th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236

TTY 711 or 800-955-8771

 Civics 101 Documents

Application_Civics 101 Summer 2017.pdfApplication_Civics 101 Summer 2017
Civics 101 Overview.pdfCivics 101 Overview
West Coast Woman_September 2016.pdfWest Coast Woman_September 2016

Sarasota County, Florida
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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