'Be Changed' and 'Be the Change'
Citizenship is a way of behaving, thinking and learning that supports lifelong personal and community development. Riverside understands that 'Disparity is a Reality,' so to practise Citizenship for us is to BE THE CHANGE.
We have discovered that the gravest impediment to change is the "DON’T KNOW - DON’T CARE" syndrome. Through the Citizenship Curriculum, Riverside aids all Stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, partners, et al.) to break out of that cycle of inaction by providing a framework of do-ables that generates opportunities for being an active citizen.
By providing authentic experiences to participants, they become Aware of the realities, which leads to Enablement and finally they are Empowered to be active change agents.