What is JMLPE?

The James Madison Legacy Project Expansion Program (JMLPE) is designed to provide lessons, activities, and training for teachers to make the We the People program more accessible English language learners (ELLs), students of color, and students with disabilities.

How do I fit in?

We are seeking 25 middle and high school civics, social studies, or government teachers who have not attended a We the People Summer Institute and have not had teams participate in a We the People competition or showcase. You will need a willingness to learn and the ability to implement the program.


  • Have at least one class that is composed of 30% or more ELLs, 30% or more students of color, and/or 50% or more students with disabilities.
  • Take pre & post tests as a teacher
  • Proctor pre & post tests to your students
  • Attend free, required trainings
    • 36 hours of in-person training at the Summer Institute
    • 16 hours of online training during the school year
  • Implement the We the People program in your class

Participants Will Receive:

  • A free classroom set of student textbooks & teacher's guide (worth up to $950)
  • Private hotel accommodations for the duration of the institute
  • Limited mileage reimbursement for those who travel 100 miles or more one way to the institute
  • Meals including per diem for dinner
  • Professional development hours and a stipend up to $1,120 upon completion of program requirements
  • Implementation support throughout the year from expert mentors and Arizona Bar Foundation staff
  • Access to lesson plans/resources

For more information, contact Jennifer Castro


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