EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Discovering Justice’s mission is to prepare young people to value the justice system, realize the power of their own voices, and embrace civic responsibility by connecting classrooms and courtrooms.
Our programs teach elementary and middle school students from underserved communities about history, democracy, and law while building core academic and life skills including reading, writing, critical thinking, and public speaking.
Students learn that civics is more than the three branches of government, voting, and jury service; civics encompasses respecting and listening to one another, embracing diversity, collaborating, solving problems peacefully, and building strong, safe communities.
Through hands-on activities and lessons relevant to their lives, students gain civic knowledge, civic skills, and civic values as powerful tools they can apply to become lifelong learners and torchbearers of civic engagement.
Today, thanks to the efforts of hundreds of supporters and volunteers — judges, lawyers, teachers, business leaders, vendors, students, and parents — more than 140,000 children and adults have taken part in Discovering Justice’s interactive civic education programs. We are proud and privileged to work with these individuals to help strengthen democracy by educating and inspiring the next generation.