If we want freedom, liberty, opportunity for future generations, its imperative our kids fully understand our republic, the democratic process, and their roll as a citizen. Our American rights and freedoms are governed through a legislative process - Understanding that process and being an effective member of society is taught over a lifetime - Yet one semester in high school is the only requirement...
a) Voting (the importance of voting -how to vote - where to vote FIELD TRIP)
b) writing your senator or house rep
c) Involvement: Students must attend a school board meeting every year?
Lets get the students involved in meetings. Get them comfortable with attending school board meetings, village meetings, volunteering locally etc. Lets program our children to be involved.
3. Financial Literacy
b) Real Finance - how to manage money / save money / build wealth.