This fall, some of our National Young Leaders Conference scholars will participate in The Civics Connection, which is a series of webcasts designed to help students understand the inner workings of the United States Congress. The Civics Connection is a partnership between the United States Association of Former Members of Congress and the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government. During each webcast, the scholars will get to pose questions and interact with former members of congress, as they discuss political issues in today’s society to be viewed live in classrooms nationwide.
There will be three Civics Connection webcasts this fall. The first webcast took place on September 23rd, 2009, on the topic of "Choosing Congress: Pursuing Public Service on the National Stage." Two former Representatives spoke about what it takes to get elected and fielded some great questions from our scholars. Click here to view the entire webcast when it best fits your classroom schedule. You can watch the upcoming webcast(s) live, or view them at a later date. The next webcast will be Wednesday, October 7th at 2 p.m. ET. You may register at any time by clicking here. We hope you will enjoy using this resource with your students.