CHRO: Kids Speak and Kids Court



List of 2019 Kids Court Finalists who presented their essays before a panel of judges


2019 Middle School Finalists


Mackenzie Campbell Irving A. Robbins Middle


Veronica Castro Chippens Hill Middle


Sachi Akmal Irving A. Robbins Middle


Sophia Palaia Green-Hills School


Madison Pflugbeil West Bristol School


Bella Paradise Green-Hills School


2019 High School Finalists


Isabelle Braten Wilton High School


Ava Cunningham Valley Regional School


Katie Morrissey Valley Regional School


Annelise Raedy Community Learning Project


Nicolas Wyszkowski Valley Regional High School


Kids Court Judges


The Honorable Juliett L. Crawford


Connecticut Superior Court Judge


Vanessa Avery


Associate Attorney General


Nick Kapoor


CHRO Commissioner


Jeff Currey


State Representative


Elizabeth Hortorn Sheff


Litigant Sheff v. O’Neill


Mae Flexer


State Senator


Andrew Clark


Director of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central Connecticut State University


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Kids Speak and Kids Court

 

Kids Speak

Kids Speak is a day for students from Connecticut to come together and discuss topics related to civil and human rights. This forum will raise students’ consciousness regarding diversity, school climate and culture, anti-bullying, equal protection, neighborhood isolation and housing, busing, individuality, educational equity, and much more!

 

Kids Court

The Kids Court Essay Competition kicks off on May 22, 2019 with Kids Speak, an event to be held at the University of Connecticut School of Law.  Kids Court will provide an opportunity for students to write a short essay on one of five civil rights topics.  Students are not required to participate in Kids Speak in order to compete in the Kids Court Essay Competition. Students with the top essays from Middle School and the top essays from High School will be selected as finalists to present their

 

Kids Speak Jr.

Kids Speak Jr. is a new version of Kids Speak aimed at students in grades 3-5. Just like Kids Speak, Kids Speak Jr. will be a day for kids from all over the state to come together to discuss civil rights issues in a way that is right for them.

 

Kids Court Jr.

To accompany our new Kids Speak Jr. event is a new Kids Court Jr. event! The competition is open to any Connecticut student in grades 3-5. Participating students can draw a picture representing their thoughts on one of the year’s topics and then write a paragraph explaining their picture.

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