From July 9-13, the Foundation conducted its annual
We the People Summer Institute on Indiana University's campus in Bloomington. The Summer Institute provides free
professional development for elementary, middle, and high school teachers who are interested in teaching the We the People program.
teachers from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio attended, with 48 of those coming from the Hoosier state.
At the conclusion of the Institute, teachers participated in simulated congressional hearings, similar to the format of We the People competitions. Special thanks to the volunteers who gave their time to judge the teachers' hearings.