Constitution Day - Orange Superior Court

Community Outreach icon Project Name: Constitution Day
Court: Orange Superior Court
   Documents: 2011 & 2012 Programs
   Links: Program Website

Overview/Program Description:

The federal government has declared Constitution Day on September 17th each year. In Orange County, this day is commemorated by holding a conference for high school students at a college campus. The court co-hosts this event to introduce high school students to the importance of the Constitution, as well as the importance of registering to vote and participating in the election process. The conference is usually themed (such as: Your Vote; Your Voice and Join the Conversation) and includes a keynote speaker and a mock trial hearing. A committee of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County is the lead agency of the event and they approached the court to become involved.

Program Benefits/Savings:

The program has been well-received by the students, which is an indication of its success. It supports a broad civics curriculum for high school students.