Developing Ourselves & Democracy

Citizen Redefined

In the Citizen Redefined program, high-school students will engage in self-reflection, reckon with moral tensions in American history, make sense of the current state of our democracy, and develop the skills, confidence, and conviction to live as responsible citizens. A culminating Civic Confirmation rite-of-passage ceremony marks their movement into civic adulthood!

Citizen University will be training adults to form and facilitate small groups of high schoolers as they develop their identities as citizens. This program is in currently development and we will be launching the pilot in 2021!

Sworn-Again America Oath

I pledge to be an active American
to show up for others
to govern my self
to help govern my community
I recommit myself to my country’s creed
to cherish liberty as a responsibility

I pledge to serve and to push my county
when right, to be kept right;
when wrong to be set right
Wherever my ancestors and I were born
I claim America
and I pledge to live like a citizen