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Causes: Citizen Participation, Education

Mission: "Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format."

Results: ProCon.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. Using the fair, FREE, and unbiased resources at ProCon.org, millions of people each year learn new facts, think critically about both sides of important issues, and strengthen their minds and opinions. In 2016, our programs reached 27.8 million people, including students at more than 9,000 schools in all 50 states and 90 countries. Journalists have referenced ProCon.org in over 2,500 articles. Additionally, 34 US state governments, 17 US state departments of education, 23 foreign governments, and 22 US federal agencies have cited ProCon.org materials.

Target demographics: As many people, including students and seniors, as we can reach

Direct beneficiaries per year: 27.8 million readers. For every one dollar spent at ProCon.org, over 35 people get a free education on our website.

Geographic areas served: Everywhere people have access to the Internet

Programs: The pros and cons of 50+ issues at www.procon.org. You get nonpartisan content, free of charge, fully sourced, transparent, and with no agenda other than to promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Procon.org is an amazing, trustworthy resource for students.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a high school librarian and use this as a linked resource for my school. It is legit!!
Great Job ProCon.org!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a high school equivalency teacher, I find this website invaluable. The HiSET essay prompt presents two passages with differing points of view. The student is then directed to write an essay expressing their own opinion. Pro/Con provides differing perspectives on a variety of topics. This allows my students to practice reading and evaluating positions and to put forth their own ideas.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We use your articles to teach argumentative response writing with middle and high school students. It's a great way for students to learn about both sides of an issue, take a position, support it, and give credit to the opposing viewpoint. Most students find writing difficult and don't like to write, and many are also woefully ignorant of current issues. However, students find your articles interesting because they are relevant , and because of this, the writing process is easier for them. Thank you for your good work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ProCon.org is a really great source for a teacher of English as a foreign langiage. Thank you :)

2 Salvatore F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My students love ( really thought about what word to use there) the variety of topics. Each student can find a topic that they are passionate about. That sure helps when writing an argumentative essay! Great resource for educators!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I teach Applied Ethics at a state college in FL. The course curriculum includes many of the current, controversial issues addressed by ProCon.org. I frequently use ProCon.org in classroom presentations and recommend it to students doing research on a particular issue. ProCon.org is an excellent resource for education, a useful alternative to corporate-owned media, and the kind of public service essential for the survival of democracy in the age of global Internet.--Carmine Bell

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I use this site regularly, when linking current events to concepts in our curriculum. Rarely do adult students express that the content is biased. Alternatively, other resources are seen as "liberal" by conservatives and "conservative" by liberals. ;o

2 Kapoor S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Through my company, IvyGuruKul.com, I run a speech & debate program for school kids. This year, we had 260 students go through the program. ProCon. org is one of the main sources that I recommend to all my novice debaters.

It is an amazing resource.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ProCon.org makes finding vetted, current research easy for high school students. Thanks for making such a great resource freely available!