Social studies offers several different programs. The Senate Youth Program, which is sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, offers two $5000 scholarships and a week’s trip to Washington DC to Missouri juniors and seniors. The Outstanding Citizenship Award honors 15 seniors from public schools throughout the state for their leadership, extra-curricular activities, and community service. In addition social studies collaborate on programs and activities with several organizations such as Missouri Council for Social Studies, Missouri Bar, Missouri Council for History Education, Missouri Geographic Alliance, Missouri Economic Council and the Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission. Social studies also offers Model Curriculum units on the DESE Website which were written by Missouri social studies teachers.