Being civically engaged is so much more than just exercising our right to vote. It is also about being committed to making a difference in our communities, doing good for others and helping create the conditions for a stronger, brighter future.
Our children hold the key to that future. When it comes to instilling an ethic of civic engagement, it is never too soon to help them develop the skills, values and motivation in order be able to make a difference.
Teaching children the importance of civic engagement not only enriches their education, but lays the foundation for them to succeed as informed, civic-minded adults. But there are other great benefits, too.