This past Monday, our Ignite program continued with our 5 concurrent locations offering a “crash course in Civics” style-lesson. Our 50 participants went through a government-style game of Jeopardy, where they had to sort elements of government into the federal, state, county, and municipal levels.
The students then learned more about their Councilmembers and the role and impact of Neighborhood Councils.
Students downloaded 311 and will be putting in service requests for what needs attention in their neighborhoods, such as broken sidewalks or bulky item pickup.
Finally, they learned about the incredible power of filing a CIS, and how to utilize the Council File Management System, a tool that will inform and shape the policy projects they will be presenting at the end of the program.
It’s inspiring to see their energy and commitment to improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods!