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Active Citizens: I Do

Winning idea by activec12
Active Citizens: I Do

Website

alternativebreaks.org

What is your idea and would it spread awareness of good citizenship in your community?

Break Away is the national alternative break organization with the vision of a society of active citizens: people who make community a priority in their values and life choices. Thousands of college students are galvanized by participating in transformative service trips, then graduate into what the Corporation for National Service has identified as the second lowest civically engaged age group: 25-34. While alternative breaks may end with graduation, active citizenship does not. Active citizenship is a changed perspective that impacts how individuals think, speak, and act.
To re-energize the thousands of lifelong active citizens, Break Away is reaching out to graduates of alternative break programs from the last 20 years. We will take this opportunity of renewing our civic vows to gather staff, alumni, students, and supporters to join us in declaring our identities as active citizens - renewing our commitment to the community around us and pledging to a year of specific action.

How would you use the $500 grant to host your own Sworn-Again America ceremony?

Break Away will use part of the grant funds for the physical ceremony itself. The grant would also allow us to show the vow ceremony online for those across the country not able to attend the live event in Atlanta, GA – at least 200 individuals will participate in the pledge. Civic pledge cards, affirming active citizenship and containing 16 civic commitments to be performed in 2013 will be distributed, or sent to each participant. The grant money will also cover the postage, some of the graphic design costs, and the printing costs of the pledge cards.

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by allyssamilan
over 1 year ago | Reply

Active Citizenship for life thanks to Break Away. I

by PA637
over 1 year ago | Reply

Break Away and Alternative Breaks changed my life. I hope to someday run a volunteer organization on a campus and continue to spread the word. Thank you Break Away!!!

by kellidowd
over 1 year ago | Reply

Thanks to Break Away for cultivating lifelong active citizens! The Sworn-Again America Challenge was made for Break Away!

by katherine.eklund
over 1 year ago | Reply

Thanks to Break Away for cultivating lifelong active citizens! The Sworn-Again America Challenge was made for Break Away!

by katherine.eklund
over 1 year ago | Reply

I solemnly swear, so on and so forth and such as.

by Angela Twerdok
over 1 year ago | Reply

As U.S. Americans....

by sgiacobozzi
over 1 year ago | Reply

As U.S. Americans...

by sgiacobozzi
over 1 year ago | Reply

I'm in!

by jayhawkbrooke@gmail.com
over 1 year ago | Reply

I am ready to commit.

by jillpiac
over 1 year ago | Reply

i will and i do.

by Angela Twerdok
over 1 year ago | Reply

What could be better than 200+ Active Citizens coming together and dedicating themselves to 16 civic commitments in 2013? I'll answer that for you- nothing. Solid work, Break Away. You just keep raising the bar on what people can do to make the community better!

by kkaesebier
over 1 year ago | Reply

I solemnly swear to uphold my Active Citizenship. This award will not only help strengthen my active citizenship, but many others as well. Our individual active citizenship is arguably the foundation of the movement, but when we all get together, something beautiful will happen. Vote for this page to help spread that beauty and allow people to foster their life-long active citizenship

by Mhotmer
over 1 year ago | Reply

The things about Break Away is you never really want to...."Break....Away..." from the amazing smiles, hard work and dedication that this organization brings! If I had a nickel for everytime I couldn't stop laughing or being inspired by these people well....I would have a lot of nickels!

by bban12
over 1 year ago | Reply

I solemnly swear I am up to all sorts of good. #activecitizenship

by erinkep
over 1 year ago | Reply

I'm there.

by anna.dausman
over 1 year ago | Reply

My fist is up in the air, I'm pumping it like I care, and I'm standing in solidarity! I'm ready to advocate for, and commit to, positive citizenship in the communities where I am connected.

by jacquiel
over 1 year ago | Reply

I do.

by bouckkei
over 1 year ago | Reply

Help us jump start a campaign that will challenge and inspire both college and alumni Breakers to engage in their communities and commit to lifelong active citizenship!

by activec12
over 1 year ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Monday, September 10

Submission Ended
Friday, October 12
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Voting Began
Monday, October 15

Voting Ended
Thursday, October 25
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Active Citizens: I Do
Active Citizens: I Do

Winner Announced
Thursday, October 25

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