TRIPLE III TIME: Community Service… A US Citizen Requirement

First, I want to make sure everyone knows that this excellent idea: Community Service… A US Citizen Requirement… is not mine. Instead, I am honored to report this idea came from H.L. in the form of a Position Paper and she is a student in one of my American Government & Politics classes.

Think about it?!

JFKWhat a great citizenship example-setting action that could start in all US elementary schools.  Students could be offered a leadership choice to select what form of community service they would become involved in.  Concurrently teachers would have their opportunity to tell their community service “career stories” in an effort to explain the purpose, value, and legacy that comes from these actions.

Now I realize that most US citizens perform multiple community service activities.  However, do they do it as a volunteer… or because it is an unexpected function of being a good… no GREAT American citizen.  People brag about being an AMERICAN.  How extra cool would it be to brag about every US citizen taking time for community service… not because they have to… but because it is a citizenship responsibility?

Sometimes I feel like the US has lost its citizenship “personality”? Between divisive politics and trying to be everything to everyone… we have lost our genuine US Citizen Personality!

Bottomline: This TRIPLE III TIME message is not about today’s United States challenges… but simply about encouraging Inspiring Innovations, Inc. principles:

  • Developing YOU!
  • Communication LIVES!
  • Innovation NOW!
  • Leadership ALWAYS!

Thank you, H.L., for your timely reminder recommendation.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on March 20, 2020, in Triple III. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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