Last month, the Foundation hosted a virtual gratitude event to celebrate all that was accomplished in 2020 and thank those who helped make it possible. A recording of the event is available here.
We the People Professional Development
The Foundation will host a free We the People professional development session on April 13 focusing on the executive branch. Presentations will include The Evolution of Executive Power by Dr. David Adler and Online Teaching Modules to Use In Your Classroom by Dr. Elizabeth Osborn. Indiana teachers can find more information here and register here.
High School Mock Trial
Forty teams competed in virtual High School Mock Trial regional competitions over the past two weeks. Twenty-four of those teams qualified for the state competition March 6-7. See all award winners here.
The Foundation is still seeking volunteers for Rounds 1-3 at the state finals on Saturday, March 6. The greatest need is during Round 3 from 5:00-8:00 pm eastern / 4:00-7:00 pm central. Volunteers can sign up using the judge volunteer form.
U.S. Senate Youth Delegates Announced
Katherine LaReau, a senior at St. Theodore Guerin High School in Noblesville, and Marissa Meador, a senior at Mooresville High School, will represent Indiana at the 2021 U.S. Senate Youth Program's Washington Week and will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.
Each year, young Hoosiers apply for this competitive, merit-based program. The top ten applicants then write an essay and conduct an interview with state judges and attorneys. The Foundation administers the application process with funds provided by The Hearst Foundations. Learn more about this year's delegates and the program here.
Access to Justice Tech Fellows
Indiana Legal Help, in partnership with Indiana Legal Services, has secured funding to hire a summer fellow through the Access to Justice Tech Fellows program. Law students interested in working this summer to improve access to justice are encouraged to apply to the program here by March 5.
Legal Aid Job Opportunity
The Legal Aid Corporation of Tippecanoe County is seeking applicants for its Executive Director position. The job posting can be found here. To apply, send a cover letter explaining your interest, experience, and your resume as well as a list of three professional references to Stephen Wien, President of the Board of Directors, firstname.lastname@example.org.