About An Hour for Civics
An Hour for Civics is an annual campaign by the Indiana Bar Foundation that is designed to raise funding for the support of its civic education programs: We the People and Project Citizen. The campaign is aimed at law firms and individual attorneys throughout the state with a very simple request: contribute the equivalent of one billable hour toward the continuation and growth of these successful and innovative programs, thus advancing the mission of the Foundation.
Attorneys are asked to donate one billable hour through this website, or download a form to mail a check.
Through its civic education programs, the Foundation works to educate Indiana youth about the significance and import of the Constitution in our civic lives. During the past year alone, a total of 110 schools participated in the programs with approximately 6,000 students and 270 teachers using the curriculum. Indiana’s civic education programs are regarded as some of the best in the country and we will continue to work to expand their reach and impact.
The civic education programs of the Foundation have expanded with record numbers of student participation, teachers' training of the cirriculum, and school systems' expressed interest in the adoption of the programs as part of their district-wide curriculum. Although the Foundation is trying to keep pace with the costs of an expanding program, decreases in funding from the federal government make it imperative to partner with the legal community to help support these important programs.
This campaign will allow students to continue experiencing the civic education programs offered by the Foundation by providing them with the tools they need to be a more informed and engaged citizenry.
A contribution to An Hour for Civics will allow the Foundation’s civic education programs the opportunity to pursue current and emerging partnerships with the Gary School Corporation, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Frontiers International, Shortridge Magnet High School for Law & Public Policy, and Indianapolis Public Schools.
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