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    An Upstanders Discussion Guide for Educators and Citizen Changemakers

    Starbucks is proud to be launching Upstanders – a new original series featuring a collection of 10 short films, essays, and podcasts that share the stories of ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. This effort reminds us that we all have the power to make a difference.

    Our goal with this new series is to help inspire us all to be better citizens, especially our nation’s youth. We hope to inspire and influence educators and students to discuss civic engagement, civility and service through this guide.

    Educators, download a pdf of the Upstanders Discussion Guide here, watch the trailer below, and engage with stories through the Upstanders site and mobile app.

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    4. Encourage Service & Citizenship

      We are committed to offering Starbucks as a place for public conversation and elevating civic engagement through service and promoting voter registration.

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    Starbucks Global Responsibility Goals & Progress

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