There are a number of ways for organizations and individuals to participate in and support the Choose Civility iniative in Howard County.
Complete this brief online form and tell us how you would like to become involved. Choose Civility will respond to you within five business days.
2. Get started
You can get started immediately with some of the following suggestions:
Review the Principles of Civility and begin modeling the respective behaviors.
Read any book related to civility - Check out these booklists of civility-related topics for children, teens, adults, and workplaces.
Put a car magnet on your vehicle or decal on your window - Get a free car magnet or window decal at any Howard County Library branch or order online and put it on your vehicle as a reminder to you and to encourage your fellow drivers to be more considerate.
Participate in a Choose Civility event or activity.
Teach children to Choose Civility using the new Civility Resource Guide wiki
Become an Alliance Partner or Sponsor - Fill out this form or call 410.313.7763 for more information.
Join a Committee:
Sustainability – develops and guides long-term growth of the initiative, and develops new prospects and sponsorship opportunities.
Marketing – develops and supports internal and external communication strategies for Choose Civility events and activities as well as its partnership and constituent relationships.
Business – develops seminars and initiatives to engage the business community.
3. Civility Resource Guide - Teaching children to Choose Civility
This Civility Resource Guide Wiki is designed to help our young neighbors understand how to "Choose Civility" and how it impacts their lives and the lives of those around them. Find ideas for character education, games, good books and other activities and suggestions to assist in introducing children to the Priniciples of Civility and how to incorporate the into their young lives.
4. Choose Civility Blogs
Atholton Elementary School Choose Civility Book Club Blog
5.Become a Choose Civility Chapter
If you live outside of Howard County, Maryland, learn how to start and become a Choose Civility Chapter. Current chapters include:
6.Helpful Civility links
The following civility projects have been inspired by Choose Civility in Howard County:
Choose Civility in Montgomery County, MD
Choose Civility in Stanislaus County, CA
Choose Civility Now (Pima County, AZ)
Coalition for a Better Community (St. Marys, GA)
Choose Civility in Champaign, IL
Choosing Civility in Southwest Louisiana
The Civility Institute (Prince Edward Island, Canada)
The Civility Project (Georgia)
The Cost of Bad Behavior
The Institute for Civility in Government (Texas)
Johns Hopkins University Civility Project (Maryland)
National Institute for Civil Discourse (Arizona)
Oshkosh Civility Project (Wisconsin)
Purple America (Ohio)
Random Acts of Kindness
Speak Your Peace: The Civility Project (Minnesota)
The Springfield-Greene County Civility Project (Missouri)
YouTube Digitial Citizenship Curriculum