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The SC Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) held its seventh annual iCivics Day on March 16 to teach students about civics and inspire them to be leaders in our democracy.

On Friday, 50 YLD attorney volunteers traveled to 59 classrooms in Beaufort, Charleston, Greenville, Lexington, Richland and Williamsburg counties to present to more than 1,550 elementary, middle and high school students on the First Amendment.

Amanda Pittman teaches about freedom of assembly.
Amanda Pittman teaches about freedom of assembly.

"The nation’s attention has been very focused on many issues that implicate free speech rights—it made the YLD’s choice to focus on the First Amendment this year an easy one,” said Julie Moore, co-chair of the YLD’s iCivics Committee. “We hope these lessons encourage students to appreciate how significantly we value free speech rights in this country and how effectively those rights have been used to bring about change.”

iCivics is a national, web-based education project designed to teach students about civics and inspire them to be active participants and leaders in our democracy. For more information about iCivics Day and how to get your classroom involved year-round, visit www.scbar.org/icivics.

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