HPY Provides Leadership to Launch New iCivics Program in Georgia School System
October 1, 2014 (Atlanta, GA) – Evelyn Fletcher Davis of Hawkins Parnell & Young is working with President Patrise Perkins of the State Bar of Georgia and the Clerk of Superior Court in Muscogee County to institute the iCivics program into the Georgia public school system. Evelyn is the International Associations Defense Counsel’s iCivics coordinator for the State of Georgia and is the chair for the State Bar committee.
iCivics is a program founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to reinvigorate learning about government and good citizenship. The program provides students with the tools they need for active participation and democratic action, and teachers with the materials and support. iCivics also offers exciting video games online that teach about American civics through interactive engagement. The program is rooted in clear learning objectives and integrated with lesson plans and support materials.
Evelyn is working with the State Bar of Georgia, Justice Carol Hunstein, former Chief Justice Judge Dorothy Beasley, the Clerks of various court systems, lawyers outside of the firm, Dr. Jane Brailsford, and schools administrators to promote the civics education program in schools across the state. The pilot program has launched in four school systems this fall including Atlanta Public Schools, Muscogee County, Chatham County, and Liberty County. Training is programmed to begin in Tift County in Spring 2015.