An annual speaker series brings leading academics, analysts and commentators to the
community to speak on topics in the current public discourse that have constitutional
Student Focused Learning
An annual Constitution Academic Competition is held in partnership with the Martin County Florida School District. The competition tests student knowledge and understanding through debates and individual and team presentations in answer to a question pertaining to content, constitutionality and history of articles in and amendments to the U.S. Constitution. A panel of jurists test their knowledge and understanding of the issue, and their historical basis and the application of relevant text and principles in determining constitutionality. Winning students receive a scholarship from The Center for Constitutional Values for post-secondary education. Scholarship funds are raised from events and from donations by individuals, businesses and private organizations.
Partnership with Martin County School District
The Martin County School District curriculum is designed to ensure civic literacy for all students and emphasizes a deeper knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Constitution in particular. The mission of MCSD aligns with that of the Center. The District organizes the annual competitions and the Center develops the propositions that are the focus of student research and demonstrations of their knowledge. Together, the organizations also look for partnership opportunities to reach students at the Middle and Elementary school levels.
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution... it is the only safeguard of our liberties - Abraham Lincoln