A fundamental goal of the STACS program is to further develop students to become "community leaders" or "active citizens." Many historians, philosophers, and social scientists, after Witnessing a process of social disorganization and a decline in local community life, have concluded that the processes that fragment and change communities are inevitable. These processes have been called many things: progress, modernization, urbanization, industrialization, secularization, and "the great change" (Rollans Warren). Change itself has been measured in terms of loss, decline, and deterioration of traditional communities. In discussions that emerge as a result of the Citizenship Development component of the STACS workshops outlined in this chapter, heated debates as to the most promising ways to stem the decline of traditional communities and how to generate active citizens will emerge.
Pennsylvania Campus Compact, "Students Trained in Advocacy and Community Service: Training Manual" (1995). Guides. 11.