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CNHS Students Learn About the 14th Amendment

LPS students learn about the 14th Amendment Students in the Law & Public Service Learning Center (LPS) at Colts Neck High School recently met with Superior Court Judge Linda Grasso Jones and local attorney Barry Serebnick to discuss the Fourteenth Amendment. The presentation focused on the founding of the Fourteenth Amendment and how it affects our country today. The Fourteenth Amendment states addresses many aspects of citizenship and the rights of citizens.

The visit helped to set a foundation for the May 1st "Law Day" at the Monmouth County Court House, which many of the LPS students will be attending.

The Law and Public Service Learning Center is a rigorous program geared toward highly motivated students with demonstrated interests and abilities in history, politics, government, law, volunteerism and leadership. Skills targeted for development include: problem-solving, critical thinking, reading, and writing, oral communication, research, and organization. The values of citizenship, justice, and service serve as the foundation for academic study. Students study history as it relates to the development of the United States and the evolution of world societies and governments. Students explore political thought, ethical philosophy, and leadership theory. Special attention is given to New Jersey history and civic affairs. Skills and knowledge are enhanced by active experiences in volunteerism and public service on the school, local, state and national levels. Career opportunities are explored during externships in government offices, volunteer agencies, and law-related institutions.