DOTHAN, Ala.(WDHN) — “Life, career, and citizen ready” is the motto for Citizen Promise, which is building opportunities for high school students past graduation on the Wiregrass.
For the past two years, the Liberty Learning Foundation has partnered with Dothan City Schools with programs to build the foundation for civic engagement and being a good citizen, with the Citizen Promise program being the next in the mix.
The students were asked if they wanted to commit to the program by being given two coins. One coin with “No” written on it and one coin with “Yes” written on it, then if they were committed to the program they were told to throw away the “No” coin.
“Because regardless of what their goal of is outside of graduation, whether that be going into the workforce, the military, or college,” VP of Educational Resources For The Liberty Learning Foundation, Cynthia Green said. “We want to be there and walk alongside to help them meet that goal.”
The program began in Dothan three years ago, and Dothan High School is one of the only high schools in south Alabama to take part in the program. Dothan High School is one of two high schools in Alabama to participate in the program.