Civic engagement actions
Membership and leadership in civic engagement actions can take many forms for students as new contributing members.
- Includes engagement in community clubs, organizations, schools, social groups and faith based organizations
- Supports networking with people in your community who have similar interests
- Facilitates service learning
- Increases potential for acquisition of work skills and friendships
Civic engagement Benefits
Results of participation in civic engagement
- Helps one give back to the community
- Gives you a sense of civic pride
- Gives a sense of pride and belonging in your workplace and community
- Assist one in voting and having a voice in government
- Builds a sense of value in your community
Why Should Students Learn Civic Engagement Skills?
When students learn civic engagement skills they benefit from:
Joining organizations, groups, and causes in the community that align with their interests and beliefs.
Learning to use speaking, writing, and leadership skills to help others.
Learning about how to sign up to vote and understanding how local, state, and federal government work.
Understanding how rights, goals and needs of your community or groups can influence change.