- Civic Literacy is the knowledge of how to actively participate and initiate change in your community and the greater society. It is the foundation by which a democratic society functions: Citizen Power as a check and as a means to create avenues for peaceful change.
- Civic participation not only encompasses voting
in elections but also a consciousness about the issues that are most
important to an individual and his or her community. Creating an agenda
is an avenue to gather support and raise awareness for both community
members and elected officials about what’s happening in the community.
- Because the Urban Agenda Project emphasizes the need to generate a common Youth Urban Agenda, students develop cooperative skills of discussion and consensus as they learn to more effectively articulate their needs.
- Increased awareness in civic and community
- Communication and solidarity among students
across racial, economic, regional and religious boundaries.
- Encouraged curiosity and involvement in multicultural exchanges and world affairs.
- Provides an environment for democratic
participation in a multicultural environment.
- Provides a fun and interesting way of getting students involved in
social studies lessons.
- Develops a discussion of democratic Norms &
Values even in a scientific/technological society.
- Develops conflict-resolution and peer mediation skills of students.
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