What does it mean to be an informed and participating citizen in a democratic society? How many times each day do you hear and see things around you that prompt you to say (or think) “that’s not fair”? Well, now you have the chance to do something about it!
The CCLET’s annual Chernos Youth Democracy Challenge is open to high school students across Canada. In memory of the late Bernard Chernos, a civil libertarian, lawyer, and a lover of lively debate, a prize of $500 and a copy of Uncivil Obedience by A. Alan Borovoy will be awarded to the student whose action plan demonstrates a true understanding of informed and active citizenship by using peaceful and lawful tactics to address an important issue. An additional contribution of $250 and a copy of Uncivil Obedience will go to the department of the teacher submitting the entry.
This competition is open to students currently enrolled in a secondary school in Canada. For more information on how to participate, download the student flyer by clicking on the thumbnail below. Download the Contest Checklist for useful tips to help make your advocacy project a success.
Visit www.ccla.org/whatsnotfair for examples of what other youth advocates have done to address injustices they faced
Attention All Teachers:
Download the What’s Not Fair to You Democracy Challenge tool kit by clicking on your preferred print format below. Inside you’ll find some useful student worksheets, tips, and guidelines to help you introduce this challenge to your classroom. This challenge is a great pre-packaged project, so consider assigning it in your classes and submitting the best ones to our competition.