The purpose of this lesson is to help students examine the local needs of their community and to put a plan of action into place to help address those needs.

This introductory lesson will provide students the opportunity to examine their own personal values and the source of the influence which helped them form those values. The learner will then be introduced to the Core Democratic Values which citizens hold in common and their role as the source to inspire philanthropic action. Finally, students will learn the connection between Core Democratic Values and the founding documents.