You are Needed!
The Michigan Center for Civic Education is recruiting judges and additional volunteers for the 2020 Michigan We the People State Finals. We hope you can join us to show the value meaningful Constitutional conversations have for us and our future generations.
Please consider lending your time and talents to the 2020 State Competition and Showcase. Students from across the state will rely on academic experts, people in the field, and all people supportive of civic education to make the event happen. The State Finals will be held Friday, January 10 at the Michigan Capitol Complex in Lansing. The day will begin with a judge orientation at 9:00 a.m. in the Binsfeld Senate Building and run until approximately 3:15 p.m. An awards ceremony with remarks from Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack will begin at approximately 3:30pm in the Boji Tower Hearing Room.
What might I do as a volunteer?
The competition is in the format of a simulated congressional hearing. High School classes present testimony and answer questions about historical, political, and constitutional issues. Judges evaluate student testimonies and probe their knowledge and understanding during a question and answer period.
For additional information on scoring, judge instructions, and hearing examples,
If you are available to judge or otherwise volunteer, please complete the form below or Contact Us.