Sunday, September 6, 2015

Constitution Seminar for Youth Announced

On September 9, 1777, future Chief Justice of the U.S Supreme Court John Jay had the opportunity to address the Grand Jury of Ulster County, NY.  Among his remarks, he said: “Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the constitution of his country and teach the rising generation to be free. By knowing their rights, they will sooner perceive when they are violated, and be the better prepared to defend and assert them.” 

At the Constitution Leadership Initiative, we have taken John Jay's charge to heart.

Although I've had to cancel the previously announced seminar planned for 29 August due to low registrations, I have rescheduled it for 19 September (two days after Constitution Day) and moved to a new location.

The seminar is built around the book "Our Constitution Rocks" by Juliette Turner, and each participant age 14-18 will receive a free copy.  This is an explanation of the Constitution written by a teen for teens.  In addition, each child will receive a free box lunch and Pocket Constitution.  All this is made possible by generous donations to CLI's Young Patriot's Fund.
This will be a wonderful opportunity for students to study the entire U.S. Constitution in one sitting and learn of the events which led to it as well. 
There will be a special guest appearance (via Skype) by Constituting America President and Founder Janine Turner (mother of Juliette).
Parents who wish to audit the seminar with their children will be asked to pay $10 to cover the cost of their lunch.
All participants must be pre-registered to participate.  The seminar is limited to 30 participants.  Register via email to or by calling 757-867-9120.
Request your assistance in publicizing this important and worthwhile event.

Thanks for your help in the cause of freedom.

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