More than 100 Houston Bar Association volunteers are expected to read to classes in 100 elementary schools in the Houston area today for Constitution Day.
Attorneys and judges are reading and discussing the book Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio to elementary school students at 21 school districts at designated times throughout the day.
Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Educators are encouraged to teach students about one of the most important and influential events in American history.
The Houston Bar Association each year provides reading programs and other activities in Harris County schools on Constitution Day.
Readings are being held throughout the day at schools in Aldine, Alief, Alvin, Channelview, Conroe, Cy-Fair, Deer Park, Fort Bend, Galena Park, Goose Creek, Houston, Humble, Katy, Lamar Consolidated, Pasadena, Pearland, Sheldon, Spring Branch, Spring, and Stafford school districts, as well as some private schools.
The Houston Bar Association has 11,000 members, making it the nation’s fifth-largest metropolitan bar association. It provides professional development, education, and service programs for the legal profession and the community.