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Please support "We the People"

Original post made by Civic Minded, Foxborough Estates, on Oct 1, 2009

Anyone in Pleasanton has likely heard of the National "We the People" Competition Civics program that both Amador Valley and Foothill participate in annually. Please follow this link: Web Link
which will take you to an endorsement form at the Center for Civics Education web page which anyone can fill out in support of the programs. I am the Dad of an past Amador Valley participant in this program and can't adequately express what a valuable life experience this was for my son and the hundreds of other Pleasanton kids who have particiapted over the years.

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Posted by Me
a resident of Walnut Hills
on Oct 1, 2009 at 11:03 am

I participated in this program back in 1992-3 (Yea Skip!). Thank you for the weblink.

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Posted by Music Lover
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 2, 2009 at 10:32 am

Great link. This was really quick and easy.

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Posted by Cheryl Cook-Kallio
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Oct 2, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Thanks Civic Minded for posting this.

We the People or Comp Civics, as it is sometimes known in Pleasanton, is a nationwide program aimed at creating participatory citizens who can use civil skills and dispositions while becoming active in their community. The Center for Civic Education is also the umbrella institution that creates and distributes, Project Citizen. Representative Democracy in Action, as well as a myriad of other programs for elementary, middle and high school. The materials adhere to the state standards across the country and use authentic assessment to measure success. The roots of the Center goes back to the 60s, however the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution was developed to strengthen knowledge of government in schools to celebrate the 200 anniversary of the Bill of Rights.

Training and materials are provided at no charge to teachers and students. Thousands of students throughout the nation have benefited from this program. Endorsement just takes about 15 seconds. No one will contact you. It only asks for your name, title, school if applicable, hometown and state. Anyone who supports the program can sign the list. The Center is trying to determine how far reaching the program has become. Undoubtably, this will help for funding.

Pleasanton is among the communities who has reaped the benefit of this program for over twenty years. Thank you to all who has supported WTP with your time, money and family commitment. Not only do I teach the program in Fremont, but two of my children benefited from the excellent program at Amador Valley. Please take a moment, go to the web link and sign.

Web Link

Thank you!

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