September: Community Awareness and Citizenship
Culturally competent youth are aware of the diverse people and places in the world and seek to listen and work for the good of all. Featured themes and resources for September focus on citizenship, civic responsibility, and Hispanic Awareness Month. Our personal identity and connection to others form who we are as members of a diverse and beautiful community centered on the good of all.
- National Hispanic Awareness Month - Through literature and discussion, we build awareness of the culture and contributions of Latinx people. Link to Latinx resources on Learning to Give.
- September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance - Commemorate the heroes of September 11 by being an everyday hero through service to the community. We all have a responsibility to be grateful for the gifts of community and generous with our time, talent and treasure for the common good (philanthropy). Explore our resources on volunteering and disaster response and preparedness. Check out YSA and 911Day for excellent resources.
- Grandparents Day (September 11) - This day is an opportunity to hear stories of and develop relationships with grandparents and other elderly community members.
- Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) - We have lessons and resources about citizenship and the U.S. Constitution to model the importance of participation in a civil society. See lesson plans and activities below.