Create Your Map
Download our worksheet and create a map of the different communities you belong to (i.e. home, school, clubs, countries, states, cultural, racial/ethnic, social communities). We encourage you to use different colors and shapes to represent each community.
After creating the map, discuss what communities you feel most connect to and why. Which communities would you like to be more or less connected to? Discuss your roles in each of those communities. How is the community supporting you and how are you supporting them?
Start the Conversation
“Kids have to live with adult choices!”
A Vote for Our Future by Margaret McNamara and Micha Player
It’s true! Kids do have to live with adult choices, especially the choices made in elections. The democratic right to vote in America is a hard fought battle that continues in modern America. So, how are we talking to our young people about their civic duty and the power of voting?
In this series, Miss Caitlyn explores the definition, history, and responsibility of voting and civic duty for all community members, regardless of their age or legal citizenship status. Talking to our young people about government, politics, civic duty and community is a big conversation, so let’s start now.