Charlie Olsen, 2021 NH’s Kid Governor and his Executive Council are pleased to present:
You Don't Have to Do This AloneA Poster Contest to Bring Awareness to Childhood DepressionA Depression
How Can We Help Each Other When We’re Feeling Down?During the COVID-19 pandemic, children of all ages have sometimes felt sad or alone. With over 44,000 students in NH suffering from depression, NH’s 2021 Kid Governor, Charlie Olsen, wants you to know, “you don’t have to do this alone”. We all need a support system, someone we can reach out to when we are down. We are all in this together and we need to find ways to support each other.
What Inspires You?
Hear from young leaders such as the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Manchester movement, a state representative, a school board member, a campaign manager, a legislation tracker, etc., who have taken actions such as planning walk-outs, organizing rallies, holding public office, speaking before the NH legislature and more. A nonpartisan public discussion featuring five inspiring young leaders in their community who will be sharing their experiences in civic engagement.
Part of our public discourse series: a three part learning series
Deepen your knowledge about foundational concepts of our constitutional democracy. Do you want to add to your civics knowledge? Do you want to get more civically involved and would like a deeper understanding of how government works? Deepen your knowledge about the following foundational concepts:
This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Session 1 Video Replay
Session 2 Video Replay
Session 3 Video Replay
Calling all youth changemakers! Join young people from around the country at this event focused on the how-to's of youth-led community action. You'll gain tools and strategies for designing your own community action project, and hear directly from a panel of young people who have completed powerful projects in the past. Whether you have taken community action before, or are just starting to think about getting involved, all middle and high school students are welcome.
Project Soapbox is a public speaking initiative put on by Mikva Challenge in partnership with the NH Institute for Civics Education, that calls on young people to develop and deliver an original speech on an issue that matters to them.
We invite you to watch this state-wide virtual mainstage showcase for the 10 outstanding speakers who were chosen to advance in the Mikva Challenge.
The annual William W. Treat Lecture is NH Civics’ premier public event. As the title suggests, it can be a formal lecture, more often, however, it has taken the form of a conversation.
Michael Rebell, LL.B., Executive Director of the Center for Educational Equity at Columbia University’s Teachers College
Jennifer Wood, Executive Director, Rhode Island Center for Justice
Kate Sintros presented on teaching racial justice in a predominantly white state like NH. She shared her practices of utilizing mock trial as well as Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy in her civics and law classes. Attorney Seth Aframe described how he has supported Kate’s instruction.
Aaron Blais presented on how he teaches law using a project-based-learning approach incorporating the Innocence Project and a sentencing activity, You Be the Judge , with Judge Will Delker. He wants teachers to know that fruitful connections between the community and the classroom are plentiful and accessible no matter where you teach in NH, especially in the age of remote learning.
Aaron Blais, Social Studies Teacher, Exeter High School
Kate Sintros, Social Studies Teacher, Hopkinton High School
Seth Aframe, Assistant United States Attorney, New Hampshire United States Attorney’s Office
Honorable N. William Delker, Associate Justice for the New Hampshire Superior Court
If we want children to grow into active citizens - people who will participate in the democratic process, they need to experience the foundational principles of a democratic society in childhood. The elementary school classroom provides many opportunities to model and help children experience many core tenets of democracy in action.
Featuring Mike Anderson, award-winning educator and best-selling author.
A webinar featuring national civic education leader Mary Ellen Daneels of the McCormick Foundation and Illinois Civics.
In this interactive session, explore how to design curriculum to equip students to be responsible, participatory, and justice-oriented members of their community whether in the classroom or engaged in remote learning. Walk away with strategies to promote student voice for agency and advocacy.
Judge Scott Stucky, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Maggie Goodlander, Lawyer and Adjunct Professor of constitutional law at UNH School of Law
Dr. Janet Breslin, Chair, Dept of National Security Strategy at the National War College, Deputy Staff Director of the US Senate Agriculture Committee and Legislative Director to Senators Patrick Leahy and Donald Stewart
Suzanne Spaulding, Senior Adviser, Homeland Security, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Former Under Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, Board of Advisors of the Center of Ethics and the Rule of Law, University of Pennsylvania School of Law and Former General Counsel to the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency
Ted McConnell (moderator), Senior Policy Advisor to CivXNow, Director of Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools
The annual William W. Treat Lecture is NH Civics’ premier public event. As the title suggests, it can be a formal lecture, more often, however, it has taken the form of a conversation. Presenting a William W. Treat Lecture to Celebrate Constitution Day featuring national civic education leaders:
Honorable Merrick B. Garland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Maggie Goodlander, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, and former law clerk to Judge Garland
NH’s Kid Governor Bootcamp for grade 5 teachers webinar. NH’s Kid Governor Coordinator, Luane Genest will give an overview of the program. Michael Cuddihy, teaching fellow at Sant Bani School, will give participants tips on making candidate videos. Participants will receive the materials needed to bring the NH’s Kid Governor Program to their classrooms.
Please contact us with any questions you may have about any of our programs or would like additional information.