CIvic education programs

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Civic education and civility

We offer many Civic Education Programs for all ages. Our underlying theme is always that civic discourse should be civil. Understanding how our government works and how we are to be citizens begins with civility.

Civic Education does more than teach you how to model civility; it is a dynamic resource which develops and produces your abilities to solve problems and build community trust.

iCivics.

BCBH wants to share the iCivics program anywhere and with anyone desiring to engage K -12 students in meaningful civic learning. Through games, lessons, and interactive digital tools students growing up in today’s “uncivic minded era” are reconnected to the civic education our public schools were originally founded on.

“The practice of democracy is not passed down through the gene pool. It must be taught and learned anew by each generation of citizens." -- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Youth and seniors project.

Seniors in America possess untold amounts of experience and knowledge gained throughout their lifetime. Young adults today are living in a different world with a different set of perspectives. In effort to develop great leaders and model citizens to guide America into a civil future; the BCBH Youth & Seniors program creates beneficial civic communication between disconnected generations. Seniors also benefit from socialization, learning, and emotional support. The 10-week program provides college volunteers with weekly 1-1 discourse with nursing home residents. Civic areas are shared, discussed, and recorded so they may be shared at the end of the session.

Pre-School/Alternative programs.

We are currently developing programs for pre-school aged children to learn how to build and work in communities. By teaching basic communication skills combined with building projects, we can teach the basic structure of civic engagement.

Alternative schooling programs are another goal-area for BCBH. We hope to work with groups that help children or teens with problems. Those who cannot find community support, or need alternative activities after school.