Local Solutions is a lesson-based civic action project you can do with your students right in the classroom! We've broken down the project into nine steps for middle school, with one lesson per step. Students examine the broad context of their issues—including the role of local and other levels of government—and focus on bringing about local change using strategies tailored to their individual issues. When done, students will have a completed action plan to address a community issue. Whether you ask students to take it beyond that is up to you!