Organizers call for volunteers in the classroom on Constitution Day

"Knowledge of our Constitution and the role of the courts are not handed down in the gene pool. Each generation must learn about our system of government and the citizen's role."

--Sandra Day O'Connor

Students who receive civics education are two or three times more likely to vote and engage their elected officials about their concerns according to the Annenberg Public Policy Institute.

"Please help us to advance the population's constitutional knowledge on Friday, September 17, 2010, Constitution Day, by teaching a prepared curriculum to the 6th and 7th graders of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, or any school of your personal choice," said Lori Buiteweg who is helping organize the observance for the WCBA.

A one-hour training session is required unless you taught last year to 6th graders. You may attend training on Monday, September 13 at noon at Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach and Buiteweg, 121 West Washington or Tuesday September 14 at 5 p.m. at Tappan Middle School.

"We need approximately 50 volunteers. You may volunteer for one hour, a whole day, or any amount of time in between. To sign up and for questions, e-mail Lori Buiteweg at buiteweg@nsssb.com or call at 734-994-3000.

"One of last year's participants called this experience 'a blast.' You will love it," she said.

Published: Thu, Aug 26, 2010

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