Expectations Of A Citizen

December 11, 2020

Students who learn early on about the intricacies of what it takes to become a good citizen and why it’s essential will have a deeper understanding and commitment to citizenship.  At Apogee, we inspire young men to take a step further in their education and encourage them to become active participants in their home, community, and relationships. Our program is taught based on influential figures, like Theodore Roosevelt, who inspired all men to be more. 

“The first essential for a man’s being a good citizen is his possession of the home virtues of which we think when we call a man by the emphatic adjective of manly. No man can be a good citizen who is not a good husband and a good father, who is not honest in his dealings with other men and women, faithful to his friends and fearless in the presence of his foes.” Duties of American Citizenship 

Theodore Roosevelt was a true believer in spreading the word about being a good citizen and standing firm in one’s beliefs by doing their part within the community as an honest and respectful citizen. We take his strong words and actions to show that anything is possible if you believe in it and work diligently towards the greater good.

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” Theodore Roosevelt

What does it take to become a good citizen? 

  1. Being Honest and Fair: Honesty and fairness go hand in hand in speaking the truth, being respectful to others, identifying what honesty and fairness truly mean through positive learning experiences and guidance.
  2. Good Judgement: Having a healthy mind and clear thinking will lead you to the path of solving problems in real-time situations.
  3. Obeying Laws and Rules: Following school guidelines, community laws, and rules at home plays an integral part in understanding and learning the rules and laws’ importance. 
  4. Courage: Overcoming the fear to speak up for what you believe in and taking on challenging tasks.
  5. Respect: Demonstrating respect for their peers, teachers, and parents through words and actions. 

Our twelve-month program at Apogee provides books, mentorship, and challenges to develop and become men of character. The path to becoming a good citizen starts with positive role models shaping our young boys’ lives and enriching them with the ability to continue on the path of their beliefs with respect and strong leadership skills.
Discover how Apogee can help your student learn and grow in becoming a good citizen through our online mentor program. Start the educational journey with us today!