Civic Responsibility

Civic responsibility is comprised of actions and attitudes associated with democratic governance and social participation. Actions of civic responsibility can be displayed in advocacy for various causes, such as political, economic, civil and environmental or quality of life issues.

Image: West Virginia State Archives


Registering to Vote

Being aware of current events to make informed decisions


Helping at a local food pantry

Reading to the elderly

Helping at an animal shelter

Running for office

Participating in government

Participating in a focus group

Picking up litter

Debating current events

Joining an action group

                         MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Joining a watershed protection group

 Sierra Club

Suggested Activity


Using a current newspaper, look for articles that are representative of civic responsibility. After reading the article, pick a position and defend your decision.