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Civic Engagement Speech - Civic engagement can be a very...

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Civic engagement can be a very broad topic. It can serve the community or serve a much bigger service. It can consist of helping at the local humane society like many students in this class room did or voting for any political election. The first word, civic, has three elements to its meaning according to dictionary.com first; of or pertaining to a city, second, of or pertaining to citizenship and third; of citizens. This tackles the three categories of civic problems, civic duties and civic pride. Today I will be talking about how civic engagement can help with all three of these categorize. For my community service I went with my fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, to help with the Clear Water Institute. They informed us that our work per person was worth $20 dollars an hour to them and with 40 of our guys working 3 hours that calculates out to $2400 worth of work we did for them. Our work consisted of picking up blue tubes that protected the bottom of the newly planted trees to ensure their growth. We went along the
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