THE CITIZEN PRO/AM

Like many of my blogs, today’s post was inspired by a compelling article I recently read. It’s called Democracy is for Amateurs: Why We Need More Citizen Citizens, and it really speaks to the Naked Civics philosophy. Let me start off by sharing the last sentence in that piece:  “It’s time to democratize democracy again.” (more…)

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS … BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR

I don’t think I’m biased when I say that what I’m about to lay out is one of the coolest educational experiences a kid can have outside of the classroom.

Lemonade Day, a nation-wide experiential learning program that planted its roots in Texas in 2007, will be celebrated this Saturday, May 5th in dozens and dozens of cities across the continent. Around 120,000 children will be putting their entrepreneurial skills to work as they get their hands dirty and sticky by making lemonade, convincing people to buy it, and running the cash registers (or tool boxes, paper bags or whatever is handy). (more…)