A new volunteer program called Generation Citizen seeks to engage college students in teaching high school students about being engaged citizens:
What is Generation Citizen? Well, it’s a nonprofit that places college volunteers in high schools and middle schools to teach a class and run a semester long civic-centered project. These college volunteers (or Democracy Coaches, as they’re called) are neither student teachers nor education majors, but are simply interested and engaged citizens.
For one semester, a Democracy Coach works in a classroom helping students research and develop a plan to solve a local problem of their choosing. First, the students have to identify the root cause. Next, they create a specific goal to address that cause. Then, they must create a list of people who can achieve that goal and develop tactics to persuade them to help. Lastly, they form alliances and execute the plan.
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