Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.What is citizenship? Good citizens are people who go beyond their own interests, demonstrate a concern for the needs of others, and recognize their obligation to make the world a better place. A good citizen is someone who is willing to get involved, not just let everyone else do the work for an organization, a community, or their country.
One of the best ways to teach young people about good citizenship is to volunteer to do a community service project together. Volunteering can be lots of hard work, but the satisfaction felt by doing it will be well worth the effort. This is a good opportunity to help young people realize that they should not expect to be paid for everything they do. Below are some web sites that have more information about youth service:
The Giving Tree – www.givingtreefamilies.org
Youth Service America – www.ysa.org
National Charity League – www.nationalcharityleague.org