Michigan Nonprofit Association affiliates have just released a new resource entitled Lifelong Civic Engagement: A Guide for Michiganders. The digital resource is available on the Michigan Nonprofit Association website under the Civic Engagement tab. This resource discusses lifelong engagement of Michigan residents and offers suggestions and resources on how to engage in the community. The resource is divided into sections based on a series of life stages (K-12; College Years; Non-College Bound Youth; Post Graduate; Aging Adults). Each of these sections is designed to act as an independent resource for a specific life stage, as well as function as a cohesive document that lays out ways to civically engage in Michigan throughout a lifetime.
To accompany this resource, MNA has created an activities placemat for children 5+, the Learning How to Give Activity Mat. The placemat includes activities and simple word/definition games to provide exposure and knowledge development of terminology such as philanthropy, service, and giving. The placemat is linked within the resource in the elementary piece of the K-12 section and can be easily printed for use.
This resource was made possible by an anonymous donor who believes strongly in the concept of lifelong engagement and reflects a year of research done by the first MNA Civic Engagement Fellow. Please take some time to read, share, and educate other Michiganders of the civic engagement opportunities available to them no matter which stage they may be at in their life.
Click here to view Lifelong Civic Engagement: A Guide for Michiganders.
Click here to view the Learning How to Give Activity Mat.
Submitted by Alyssa Walters, MNA Civic Engagement Fellow