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Teenage Citizens

May 25th, 2015|2 Comments

This is a Parenthetical Archives post from November 2013 that talks about youth citizenship. Keep reading to learn about ways that parents can influence how their children think about civic issues. 
What do Anne Frank, Joan of Arc and King Tutankhamun have in common? They were all teens when they made their mark on society. Today that list might include Malala Yousafzai (Pakistani advocate for girl’s right to education), Katy Butler (US anti-bullying activist), Ryan Hreljac (US teen who started a foundation to build wells in Africa), or perhaps your teen.

Democratic societies need citizens like these teens who are democratically or civically oriented – citizens who are open-minded and tolerant, who are ready to pitch in, to work with others (even with […]

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