Constitution Forum for Students

 

The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the land.  it is the foundation of law in our country.  Caroline Kennedy, daughter of  John F. Kennedy, said “It’s important to study the Constitution in school to know and understand a little about our government, because we live in a democracy that everybody has to participate in”.

The Sacramento chapter of the Freedoms Foundation scholarships students and teachers to attend a three day summit in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, designed to develop leadership skills and deepen an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of engaged citizenship.  In order to provide this opportunity to as many students as possible, a local one day forum is available with the goal of helping students build basic civic knowledge, promote civic engagement, provide actual practice in democratic deliberation, and strengthen student voice.

The goal of the Constitution Forum is to inspire students to become informed citizens, aware of the responsibilities of citizenship, and engaged as leaders in their schools, neighborhoods, and families. Student participants are challenged to articulate their views and perceptions about their constitutional rights and responsibilities while participating in committee meetings and a mock Congress.

After attending the forum with his students, social science teacher Steve Kishineff said,   “Totally worthwhile!!!!!!!!  My kids really enjoyed the whole day.  It was intellectually stimulating and some of my kids mentioned that they would think about entering the field of politics!”

Contact the Freedoms Foundation Sacramento Chapter for information about hosting a Forum at your school.

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