Volunteers needed for upcoming ‘We the People’ national finals

Volunteers needed for upcoming ‘We the People’ national finals

The Michigan Center for Civic Education is seeking volunteers with constitutional and field expertise for the annual “We the People” competition, which showcases high school students' knowledge of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The event simulates congressional hearings, and students have the opportunity to address panels and testify on critical Constitutional questions of the day in front of event judges, who act as members of Congress. High school students display their knowledge and understanding of constitutional law principles by evaluating, taking, and defending positions on several relevant historical and contemporary issues.

Volunteers must attend a 30–45-minute virtual orientation and select hours between 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or all day on competition day. It is strongly suggested that event judges participate all day to ensure consistency in judging.

Districts were held in mid-November, and the final state championship is happening on January 6, 2023. The exact location is still being determined, but the event will be in Lansing or East Lansing.

For more information or to volunteer, click here.

Posted: December 1, 2022