ERIC Number: ED450050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Illinois Youth Summit, 2001. Resource Guide for Students and Teachers.
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Now in its seventh year, the Illinois Youth Summit focuses on issues of violence affecting youth. On December 5, 2000, representatives from 21 high school classrooms across Illinois met to determine youth safety issues of greatest relevance to students across the state. These students identified three sources of violence to address at the 2001 summit: disproportionate minority confinement/racial profiling, guns, and public morality. On May 1, 2001, student teams representing 24 high schools will meet with policymakers at the 2001 Illinois Youth Summit to address these issues of violence. This resource guide is designed to help prepare teachers and students for the summit. The guide provides resources and tools for understanding pending or current legislation directly related to these issues. In addition to public policy analysis, the guide asks teachers to look at their own communities and design a service project to address one of these issues of violence. The guide, outlining a curriculum which requires from one week to one month to complete, rests on two premises: (1) No single solution can fix all violence-related concerns; and (2) Everyone has responsibility for protecting youth from violence, including young people. Contains a list of supplemental Internet resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Guns, High School Students, High Schools, Public Policy, Safety, Service Learning, Social Studies, State Programs, Violence, Youth Problems
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 407 South Dearborn, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60605-1119; Tel: 312-663-9057; Fax: 312-663-4321; Web site: http://www.crfc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois