The American Bar Association Division for Public Education seeks 35 high school classrooms to participate in the 2002 National Online Youth Summit. The summit topic is, "Race, Ethnicity, and the American Criminal Justice System." It will begin in January 2002.
The purpose of the National Online Youth Summit is to encourage students to think critically about and discuss a public policy issue that is both timely and law related. The summit gives students an opportunity to learn about legal and policy issues with peers, public policy resource persons and law leaders. Discussions are made possible through the use of Web-based conferencing software.
High school teachers participating in the summit will receive training in the use of the Web-based conferencing software to be used during the summit, a resource guide with background material and teaching activities, and a $300 stipend for managing studentsí participation in the summit. Teaching materials and student resources will also be available on the summit web site. Student online discussion will begin in February 2002.
Those interested in participating in the 2002 National Online Youth Summit should apply online at the website by Nov. 2. The summit is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
For additional information about the 2002 National Online Youth Summit, visit the website, or contact Michelle Parrini, Program Manager, ABA Division for Public Education at the email address provided below or by telephone.
The American Bar Association strives to reach a wide geographic area and to serve a diverse mix of students. All high schools are encouraged to apply.
American Bar Association
Division for Public Education
541 N. Fairbanks Ct., 15th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60611
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