Celebrate Constitution Day!

In the spirit of Constitution Day and to aid in the fulfillment of Public Law 108-447 Sec. 111 Division J - SEC. 111(b), the YLD organizes a public education program that provides participating New Mexico fifth-grade classes with U.S. Constitution booklets to keep and an educational lesson from a New Mexico attorney.

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 and we will celebrate during the week of Sept. 11-15, 2017.

For Educators

Thank you for your interest in the YLD's Constitution Day program! Your participation is vital in the State Bar's commitment to public service. Over 33,000 New Mexico students have been served during this program's lifetime.

The YLD Constitution Day program can accommodate single class presentations or assembly-style presentations for multiple classes or entire grades. Prior to signing-up please communicate with the school's fifth-grade teacher(s) to determine:
1) if the school will require one or multiple class presentations;
2) the primary teacher contact for each class or group of classes;
3) approximately how many students will participate in each class or group of classes; and
4) the special needs of any students participating.
If the school requires more than one presentation, please complete a form for each presentation.

CLICK HERE to sign-up by Aug. 21. Teachers will be contacted by a volunteer attorney by Aug. 31 to set a time for the presentation. U.S. Constitution booklets will be mailed to the school directly at the teacher contact's attention prior to presentations.

For questions or additional information, contact Breanna Henley at bhenley@nmbar.org or 505-797-6039.