Thursday, October 1, 2015

Youth Court visits the National Constitution Center

Youth Court Students at the National Constitution Center

Thanks to the generosity of the Philadelphia Union Foundation, Chester High School Youth Court students were treated to a trip to the National Constitution Center on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015. The event was in the planning since the middle of the summer when Leah Moore, Community Affairs and Philadelphia Union Foundation Manager, reached out to Chester Upland School District’s Parent and School Involvement Specialist Kolin Corbin to offer Youth Court the trip because of recent positive publicity from the press. Certainly this blog has put out a lot of great post on Youth Court because it is a great program and the students do very well in the program. Students were also featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and in May. The Youth Court teacher, Ms. Brown, was also recognized by Widener University Law School with a Martin Luther King, Jr. service award earlier this year. 
Left to right: 4 yrs. Youth Court student participants Jessica Vega, LaKenya Johnson, Nasheed McCaskill, Jelissa Abreo, and Shamour Young. Now seniors.
Youth Court students who have participated in the past and new students were able to go on the trip. There are students who have participated in Youth Court since the ninth grade and some since middle school. Students deserved the trip because of all their good work in the program but they were also honored to have been selected for the trip by the Philadelphia Union which also provided lunch to students.
Youth Court students were specially greeted by Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center, who shared some important facts about the framers of the Constitution.
Great trip! Great Day!

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