Citizenship: purple (Think regal purple as representing the state)
Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer
(Adapted from the JOSEPHSON INSTITUTE)
Demonstrating good citizenship is being a person who is involved in trying to make the community, nation, or world a better place. Good citizens are people who are engaged, in big or small ways, in considering the needs of others in their community. Good citizenship in practice is understanding, appreciating and doing things that make life better for yourself and for others. Citizenship demands participation, involvement and contribution. Good citizens go beyond their own interests, demonstrate a concern for the needs of others and recognize their obligations to make their home, school, neighborhood, country, and world the best they can be. Citizenship is a two-way relationship and includes both right and duties. No one makes a difference without being involved.