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Sign a Petition

Teach active citizenship and get engaged together.

Take time to learn about and support a cause you and your children care about through online petitions.


Possible recipients

Change.org lets you sign a petition or start your own. This way you can participate in initiatives that are up and running, or start a petition for a cause that’s meaningful to you.

What you’ll need

  • Computer

Instructions

  • Go to change.org and browse the existing petitions.
  • Each petition includes a summary of the issue so you can learn more.
  • Read comments of others who have signed.
  • Sign the petition online and feel free to comment on your own reason for signing.
  • Consider starting your own petition for a cause that matters to your family.

Reflections

  • What petition(s) did you choose to sign?
  • What prompted your choice?
  • Why do you think it is important to participate in this type of social action? What benefits can it have?
  • What other ways can you get involved in issues you care about?

Resources

I Can Make a Difference: a great book to teach kindness and citizenship.

Take it further

  • Brainstorm other ways to raise awareness for a cause dear to your family. Consider writing a letter to your representative, starting an awareness campaign or fundraising.

Still looking?

Pick a project category that sparks your family's interest.