The Liberty Day Institute has had a range of exciting and successful experiences with partner individuals who have participated in our service projects as classroom speakers.
In 2013-2014, the Liberty Day Institute arranged with local schools in Colorado for the state’s Attorney General, Secretary of State, and State Treasurer, along with a bipartisan number of state legislators and U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton, to visit and speak with local fifth grade classes throughout our central state of Colorado. Other past speakers have included college students at Regis University, New Mexico AG Gary King, U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas (IA), Mayor David Casiano of Parker (CO), and City Councilman Edwin Peacock of Charlotte (NC).
We have orchestrated these and similar visits with community members of all levels—including attorneys, elected officials, and others over the years. It is consistently an enjoyable experience for all involved, and teachers just can’t wait to bring in a volunteer to talk to their students. Just read what the teachers and volunteers are saying!
“[The volunteer attorney] was awesome! Students really enjoyed a professional in the classroom.” –Vicki Collis, teacher
“My students were never so excited about the Constitution. The activity that we did with Mr. James was fabulous. He was engaging and interesting! We were very happy with his presentation, his positive approach, and flexibility.” –Jeff Davis, teacher
“I feel it enhanced student learning because it offered a real life connection. They were able to see (through the lawyer’s career work) why the constitution is important and why it makes the US unique.” –Erin Northen, attorney and the Liberty Day Institute volunteer
Open up the hearts and minds of kids to what it means to be an American. Get involved with Liberty Day’s Individual Volunteering service project today!