Democracy of Opportunity
Democracy of Opportunity for Flourishing Citizens is focused on ensuring that all American citizens have the core capabilities to flourish and engage in vibrant democracy. It launches with a cornerstone program that looks at how salutogenic principles can positively impact the crucial early development stages of life.
Democracy of Opportunity for Flourishing Citizens is an ambitious initiative that seeks to maximize the potential of our citizens and communities. This initiative is focused on ensuring that all American citizens have the core capabilities to flourish and engage in vibrant democracy. Combining an understanding of the complex factors that shape individuals and their relationships within society, the Democracy of Opportunity Initiative provides a detailed plan to maximize core capabilities for empowered citizens.
The initiative focuses on the factors that are involved in creating the foundations for a thriving life by targeting the various age cohorts. Utilizing the Citizenism toolbox, the initiative provides citizens with the resources and tools needed to maximize their potential and become engaged citizens. The Democracy of Opportunity Initiative leverages an understanding of the biological, cultural, social, environmental, spiritual, and political factors that contribute to human development and flourishing, and provides a blueprint and strategy to maximize core capabilities for empowered citizens.
The initiative starts with the first 1000 days of life, from preconception to 24 months of age, to understand the bio-psycho-social and environmental variables that are critical for lifelong health and well-being. It also provides resources and tools to track stakeholders such as regulators and other public servants responsible for shaping our body politic. A central objective of the Democracy of Opportunity Initiative is to empower individuals as citizens of society to embrace their political agency, and to take action to maximize the potential for optimal functioning citizens.
The Initiative provides activities and tools to enhance citizen engagement within the political ecosystem and encourages citizens to take an active role in their own development. It also provides resources and tools to promote individual well-being and flourishing lives. Ultimately, the Democracy of Opportunity Initiative strives to create an equitable society where all citizens can have the core capabilities to flourish and engage in vibrant democracy.