Our mission is to educate today’s youth on the tenets of citizenship, encourage them to appreciate their rights and responsibilities as Americans, and give them an opportunity to celebrate citizenship by engaging in a naturalization ceremony or participating in a service-learning project.
Citizenship Counts is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring today’s youth by engaging them in a civic education program that teaches them to appreciate the value and responsibilities of citizenship. Our core curriculum promotes pride in American citizenship and encourages students to be involved in their communities. We aim to empower young people to be responsible, participatory and socially-just citizens who appreciate the benefits of living in a diverse, inclusive, democratic country.
Our multi-disciplinary curriculum provides a unique opportunity for students to support government agencies in the hosting of a community-based naturalization ceremony, held at their schools. This curriculum also helps students learn about the process of legal immigration and the rights of being a citizen in the United States of America.
Through our program, all citizens will have an opportunity to witness naturalization ceremonies in their communities. Attending these ceremonies will provide more Americans with a deeper understanding and acceptance of the role that legal immigration has played in creating our diverse and dynamic country. After the naturalization ceremony, we encourage new citizens to engage actively with students and members of their communities at a reception hosted by students.
Our vision is to create a well-informed, responsible citizenry of individuals who are motivated to participate in service to both local and national communities.