Conscious Global Citizenship
At ACS Athens we believe in developing conscious citizenship. A conscious citizen is one who places value on being fully human while connecting with a higher purpose; one who values human life and the relationship with all living things, and takes responsibility for transforming skill into action, through ethical decision making, to ultimately improve life and living on the planet. Conscious citizenship is developed by creating the conditions to expand awareness of social, global and environmental conditions while being empowered to assume personal responsibility, by engaging in, committing to and initiating positive impact, to ultimately improve life and living on the planet. A conscious global citizen "sees" the interconnection of one’s own actions and the consequences of these and strives towards a higher purpose of creating harmonious and optimal living. Understanding the Global Goals and creating opportunities for students to contribute towards sustainability is one way to develop conscious global citizens.