Civic Education A Priority for Secretary of State Linda McCulloch
Civic Education Day: Tuesday, March 31
March 27, 2009
March 3, 2009
(Helena) - Civic education prepares young Montanans for the future by teaching them the knowledge and skills they need to become actively engaged citizens. Secretary of State Linda McCulloch will welcome nearly one hundred students to the State Capitol to celebrate Civic Education Day on Tuesday, March 31 between 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
"Civic education helps students understand how their government works, and how they can make a difference today, tomorrow and down the road," said McCulloch. "This is about building a brighter future for Montana."
McCulloch is determined to improve civic education in Montana through outreach and other special projects. She currently hosts weekly informational sessions with the House and Senate pages, and is looking forward to engaging more young adults throughout her term.
"Montana is a big state, and every child has the opportunity to become a community, state or national leader. It's encouraging to see so many young adults interested in elections and the inner-workings of government," said McCulloch.
Secretary of State Linda McCulloch's Civic Education Schedule for March 31st:
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Weekly meeting with House and Senate Pages
9:40 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - Visit with Turner High School junior and seniors
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Visit with Monforton 6-8 grade students
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Visit with Lone Rock students from various grade levels
*All meetings will take place in the Secretary of State's Conference Room. Schools have been notified of possible media involvement.