"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." - MLK
Create Your Own Projects and Exhibit(s)
The process involved in creating Youth as Engaged Citizen exhibits involves a number of steps and varying degrees of youth engagement. All of the exhibits are designed to support students to develop their own identities as engaged citizens.
Ellie is currently writing an educator how-to manual that will clearly outline the processes and concrete steps needed to create any of the three (3) progressively challenging exhibits. This manual will have examples of classroom, school, school-district and community-wide projects.
The Youth as Citizens Guidebook
The step-by-step, how-to create engaged youth as citizen
guidebook will be available Spring 2021.
The three (3) primary Youth as Citizen exhibit options that can be created:
Option One - Courage in Our Midst - Student will create a portrait and biography of a community whom they deeply respect as an engaged contributory citizen.
Option Two - Being a Citizen in My Own Right - Students will find an issue/problem that they deeply care about and connect with people and/or groups that are working on that issue locally, regionally, nationally and/or internationally.
Option Three - Being the Hero of My Own Life - Students will find an issue/problem they care about and show how they became engaged as a citizen with this issue. Students will then project into the future of their life and present an inspirational trajectory of their own engaged citizenship.