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Civic Youth Leadership Project

The Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago is offering the Civic Youth Leadership Project for high school students in Chicago and the Metropolitan area during the 2016-2017 school year.

This unique opportunity will consist of two separate, day-long seminars, in partnership with the Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, that will stress civic content and leadership development: Public Protest and the First Amendment and You(th) Decide.

Participation will be limited to 30 students per seminar, except for You(th) Decide, which will be limited to 50. Teachers may nominate 4 students. Students who are selected by CRFC to participate must also receive permission from their school to attend.  Students may apply to attend one or both seminars.

Public Protest and the First Amendment

January 2017

Public Protest and the First Amendment is a day-long workshop that provides high school students in Chicago and the Metropolitan area with information and skills about First Amendment rights and real-world responsibilities of public protesters. Based on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the workshop will focus on the power and meaning of protests and American civic life and what rights, limits, and risks exist for protesters today.

Please note lunch will be provided for students.

You(th) Decide

March 2017
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL

You(th) Decide is a forum for high school students in Chicago and the Metropolitan area to explore and deliberate a pending case before the Supreme Court of the United States. Conducted by the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) and the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS),     You(th) Decide engages students in the workings of the Court by having them review a pending case, submit and discuss briefs, and convene for a day of deliberation with their peers and legal experts before rendering their own decision in advance of the Court.

Once students have been accepted, they will receive information about the required preparatory work to be submitted in January and February 2017.

Please note that lunch will be provided for students.

Learn more about You(th) Decide 2017.

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