Recommended Activities

Speech Contests

The American Legion Constitution Speech Contest

​The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. Students compete on the local and national level for scholarship money.

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Civic Engagement

Girls Lobby

Want to make a difference in your community? Register for Girls Lobby's 2020 Legislative Program! We are a non-partisan organization that sets high school girls up with NGOs to lobby your legislators so that you can make real change about issues that YOU care about. During this 8-week program, you will learn to track bills, testify at hearings on the Hill, and write opinion editorials on everything and anything, from women's health to the impeachment hearings to the environment. 


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