Community Education is a unique education concept that embraces these beliefs:
- Education is a lifelong process.
- Everyone in the community – individuals, businesses, public and private agencies – share responsibility for the mission of educating all members of the community.
- Citizens have a right and a responsibility to be involved in determining community needs, identifying community resources, and linking those needs and resources to improve their community.
Community Education is an opportunity for local citizens and community schools, agencies and institutions to become active partners in addressing education and community concerns. Community Education brings community members together to identify and link community needs and resources in a manner that helps people to help themselves and raise the quality of life in their communities.