What is Active Citizenship?
In its simplest form, Active Citizenship means getting involved in your community. Looking out for and helping those that need support and also behaving in a way that promotes mutual respect, fairness, inclusion and a sense of belonging for all.
Giving up your time to help a newcomer belong to the community.
Raising money to help others through a bake sale, fun run or talent show
Organising a group to clean up the school, local park or town centre
Helping at a not-for-profit, such as the animal shelter or charity shop
Whatever your school does to encourage active citizenship is fine; our goal for Aussie of the Month is simple. We seek to educate all young people about the importance of community participation and looking out for those who need support.