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Goal Three

Vol. 16 No. 4

Best Practices for Promoting Student Civic Engagement: Lessons from the Citizen Scholars Program at University of Massachusetts Amherst

October 2, 2012


This article introduces the Citizen Scholars Program, a 2-year service-learning and leadership development program that integrates theory and practice to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and vision the authors believe they need in order to build community, be effective citizens, and advocate for social justice. The authors present 16 learning objectives, five methods used to assess the program, 17 program best practices, and four program challenges.