Nearly three years in the making, the Lynn Citizenship Project officially launched on January 4. All first year students are joining Faculty, staff and peer mentors to learn what it means to be a good citizen. Classroom session and volunteer opportunities will be enhanced by guest speakers.
Former Florida Governor and U. S. Senator, Bob Graham kicked off the Citizenship Project, speaking on his book, America, the Owner’s Manual yesterday at the Wold Center. Graham has a wealth of experience in public service yet he is so down to earth. Students and Faculty alike gained wisdom from his insights gained from over 40 years in office. What a great way to begin this new chapter in Lynn’s history!
Many other exciting events are planned in the next two weeks. Lynn Professor, Robert Watson will lead a panel discussion on Can One Person Make a Difference? 10 am, January 10 in the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall.
Student activists from across the country will share their idea on Our Green Future on January 18 in the Wold Center.
Citizenship Project days of service include working on a new home with Habitat for Humanity, Gumbo Limbo mangrove cleanup and South Bay community work day. Students, Staff and Faculty from the Citizenship Project will also participate Knights United Day of Caring. Our CP class is signed up to go gleaning at a farm in Delray Beach.
The Lynn Library has created a display of books, including Graham’s America, the Owner’s Manual and Dr. Watson’s Debating the Presidency, as well as other books which highlight active citizenship. These titles include:
- Citizen Democracy: Political Activism in a Cynical Age.
- The Good Citizen: How a Younger Generation is Reshaping American Politics.
- How Free People Move Mountains.
- Make a Difference America’s Guide to Volunteering and Community Service.
- Leading without Power: Finding Hope in Serving Community.