Laura Volpe, Admissions Counselor for Diversity Outreach and LLM Recruitment talks about the annual Constitution Day program put on by the Office of Admissions.
Every year the College of Law’s Office of Admissions hosts a Constitution Day program at a local elementary school. Constitution Day is a federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution. It is observed on September 17, the day the US Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. This year we celebrated Constitution Day on Friday, September 14th at Kendall Whittier Elementary with the 5th grade classes. A group of TU students, staff and alumni teamed up to teach the very basics of our Constitution. They focused on The Preamble and the first three Articles of the Constitution, highlighting the three branches of government. The overview was followed by interactive games and a question and answer session. Mini Constitution booklets donated by the League of Women Voters were also given out to the students. The day is meant to be a fun interactive way to help broaden the minds of 5th grade students and inspire them to learn more about the US Constitution.
–Laura M. Volpe