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Black River We the People - National Finals 2020

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Please help Black River travel to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Finals for We the People!

On January 10, our team of juniors and seniors traveled to Lansing and placed 1st in the State of Michigan. 

At Black River, We the People is a young program in only our third year of competing.  To win, they had to defeat a team that won the competition 6 years in a row. But our students had an amazing performance, thinking on their feet and demonstrating their extensive knowledge to the judges.

As a result, we were invited to perform in Washington, D.C. from April 24-28!

Our students are ordinary juniors and seniors who have become experts in civics and constitutional issues. It is staggering how they have grown in speaking and writing abilities. They have practiced for over 130 hours outside of school, including all through Christmas Break, to become the most civically knowledgeable young people in Michigan.

Now, these students want to keep learning. They want to prove themselves against the top teams in the country in Washington, D.C. In order to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience, we need to raise around $20,000. Please help by donating toward this worthy cause.

Please share this with everyone you know! Also, consider asking your employer if they participate in a matching program. This could double your donation!

All donations are tax deductible.

We the People is an incredible learning experience.  Students prepare and deliver answers to difficult Constitutional questions before a panel of expert judges. They then put all notes aside and answer follow-up questions from the judges.

"We the People" has been around since 1987 and is organized by the Center for Civic Education. For more information, please watch our video!


Black River Public School


  • Mike and Ann Lambert
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs

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Shannon Brunink
Holland, MI
Tamara Buikema
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