The Bloomington-Normal NAACP is partnering with the Town of Normal for the first Normal and NAACP Civics & Citizenship (NC²) program. This will provide high school students (ages 13-18) the opportunity to come and learn about civic engagement in their community. There is no cost to participate. The mission is to spark dialogue between students and Town officials; this includes but is not limited to police and city council. The program will take place on Saturday, September 30th; Saturday, October 7th; and Saturday, October 14th. Interest Forms will become available Monday, August 28, 2017. Students must complete and submit Interest Form by Wednesday, September 14, 2017. On Saturday, September 30, 2017, we will partner with the Children’s Discovery Museum to teach students that Civic Engagement is our duty. The students will participate in the World Wide Day of Play. On Saturday, October 7, 2017, we will partner with the Normal Police Department to teach Civic Engagement is our right. The students will learn how to build relationships with the police, engage with police during every interaction, a day in the life of a police officer, and the exploration of law enforcement as a career. This will be an interactive day filled with candid dialogue. On Saturday, October 14, 2017, we will partner with the Town of Normal leadership to teach Civic Engagement is our responsibility. The students will have the opportunity to create their version of the Town of Normal 2040 Visioning Plan. The plan will be presented to some of the Town’s leadership. Every participant will receive recognition during the City Council meeting on Monday, October 16, 2017.
Chemberly A. Cummings
ISD – Enterprise Architecture
TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More (By: C.A. Harris)