Teach Americans the importance of being involved in our democracy and how to be effective citizens.
Our mission is a response to President Kennedy’s plea in his 1961 inaugural address:
"Ask not what your country can do for you -
ask what you can do for your country."
The lack of citizen involvement is a quiet epidemic and a threat to our future. (read more)
Americans need a broader view of citizenship - it goes well beyond voting,
jury duty, and community service. (read more)
Effective citizens do simple, yet powerful, things on a daily basis that keep
our country strong and free. We call these simple acts citizen actions.
For teachers who would like to supplement the citizenship component of a social studies curriculum or character education program like Character Counts.
For parents looking for guidance in raising involved and effective citizens.