August 20, 2013
In your program, you can help youth develop many of the 21st century skills they need to be successful in life through civic learning and engagement projects and other activities in your program. One of the unique aspects of civic learning and engagement is that it can help young people appreciate the diversity of America’s people, ideas, and values as they learn more about how these components interact to define communities and public policy.
Take the opportunity to develop this appreciation by using Y4Y’s Incorporating Multiple Viewpoints Checklist. The checklist will help you identify ways that the four domains of literacy (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) can be vehicles for building social competence and communication skills that are critical for active and successful citizens growing up in the 21st century.