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?!
What 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.