Stetson Law opens applications for civic education program for teens
May 7, 2021 -
Applications are now open for a new summer program aimed at training underrepresented teenagers to advocate for themselves and others. The weeklong course is hosted by Stetson University College of Law, in partnership with Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. The course is designed for Pinellas County teenagers, between the ages of 15-17, considered underrepresented because of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, or school performance.The class will be virtual due to the pandemic. It will be highly interactive and feature Stetson Law faculty and students, as well as local judges and attorney volunteers, a news release from Stetson said. The program will run from July 19- July 24, and applications are available at: stetson.edu/law/youth-program. The deadline to apply is May 31. All student participants in the summer program will receive a financial stipend to facilitate their participation.