How does a teenager turn into an effective citizen? A panel discussion organized by the League of Women Voters of Hamden-North Haven invites parents, teachers, community leaders, students, and “just citizens” to discuss with the panelists growing effective citizens in for communities.

LWV Info Night: Teen into EFFECTIVE CITIZEN,Thursday, April 23, 7:00 pm, Miller Memorial Library, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden.

The panelists are: Brendan O’Connor, a young Hamden High social studies teacher; Stephen Armstrong, the immediate past president of the National Council for the Social Studies and educational consultant to the Connecticut Board of Education; Denise Merrill, Secretary of the State, who commissioned the first Connecticut Civic Health Index.

ARE they still teaching civics in school? WHAT are they teaching in civics in school? What is happening nationwide about teaching civics? How about in our own state? Changes in how our teens are being prepared to become participating citizens are coming nationwide and in our state, and the panelists will bring us up to date. Come with your friends, because you’ll want someone to discuss it with later.

Organizing committee: Sally Buemi, Raeanne Curtis, Alden Mead, Elona Vaisnys,

The League of Women Voters, LWV, is for men (since 1974) and women (since 1920) who are interested in strengthening democracy by providing information to their communities and by acquiring skills needed by the democratic process. LWV is non-partisan and neither supports nor opposes political candidates. If you wish to discuss joining LWV, contact the Membership Chair at [email protected] or call 203/248-8035.

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