See the front page to read the inspiring story of the patriotic group of 6th graders that started the Beacon of Honor - Awakens Our Flag project.
How can we be assured that our democracy will remain strong and serve as the leader of the free world when...
... only 23% of our teen students are proficient in Civics and only 18% in U.S. History.
The 'Beacon of Honor - Awakens Our Flag' service, a nonprofit, patent-pending service, combines three readily available technologies for a unique, educational purpose - to engage and challenge students with daily technology and civics lessons that lead to and culminate in a patriotic, community service project. The project, with its app's entertaining delivery method and captivating multimedia content, will pull ( not push :) student citizens in to using their critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration (4Cs) skills to deploy fitting 'Beacon of Honor - Awakens Our Flag' devices at community landmarks. The entire tech-driven patriotic experience is developed, designed, and published by a classroom full of inspired student citizens working together.
The ‘Beacon of Honor – Awakens Our Flag’ service is currently powered by a motivating group of middle school students who want to help other students become more informed and inspired citizens. They plan and hope to expand their project to 100s and possibly 1000s of schools within the U.S.A. and beyond. They hope to teach others that by taking a few minutes each day (right after the daily Pledge of Allegiance is a good time for Elementary classes) to review, reply to, and share a patriotic news story, half-staff alert, video, Presidential Proclamation, or other historical highlight, students will be become more enlightened and engaged citizens.
The 'Beacon of Honor' service is enabled by GivingVue - a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit organization based in Colorado. It's on a mission, leveraging Bluetooth beacon and mobile app technologies, to bring our symbols of freedom, such as military monuments, memorials, and U.S. flags to multimedia life - telling the inspiring stories of those honored at these landmarks.