Ninth - Twelfth Grades Educational Programs

Permanent Exhibit Programs & Tours

Best of Both Worlds
Clinton Foundation and Heifer International Partnership
This partnership allows students of all grades to tour the sites of two world-class, international, nonprofit organizations located in Little Rock. This visit will include tours of the Clinton Center and Heifer Village – two buildings that have attained LEED Platinum certification. The tours are designed to be grade-level specific and will last up to two and-a-half hours.

The Student Presidential Tour
The Student Presidential Tour is docent-led and includes the Center’s orientation film, a tour of its Cabinet Room, Life in the White House, Oval Office (“opening” to visitors in September 2015), and the current temporary exhibit. This tour is designed to be grade-level specific and lasts one hour and
15 minutes.


Little Rock Nine and the Congressional Gold Medal Tour
Presented in partnership with Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.
This partnership allows students to tour both the Clinton Center and the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site in order to explore the significance of the Little Rock Nine, the impact their actions had on America, and the inspiration they provided to President Clinton during his formative years and beyond. On tour at the Clinton Center, students will see one of the Congressional Gold Medals presented to the Little Rock Nine at a special ceremony at the White House in 1999. This tour will last approximately three hours.

Civic Literacy: The Crisis in Kosovo
As they assembled around the long table of the Cabinet Room, President Clinton, his Cabinet secretaries, and other government officials made tough choices about the nation’s future. We invite students to experience these high-level negotiations through a classroom activity that allows them to play the roles of foreign policy advisors who, among other things, planned and implemented military missions in Kosovo. The Civic Literacy Tour will utilize the Clinton Center’s permanent exhibits, including the Cabinet Room and the Policy Alcoves, in addition to a classroom component. Educators may choose between a one- or two-hour tour and program. The two-hour program provides students with a more in-depth experience based on the National Issue Forum (NIF) deliberation format. More information about NIF available at www.nifi.org.

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Temporary Exhibit Programs

Xtreme BUGS
Social Networking
There is more to honeybees than meets the eye. Honeybees are complex, social creatures that have a unique way of living. Honeybee’s survival depends on co-existing and working together. In many ways they live just like ordinary people.
 

Special Events & Programs

Student Presidential Leadership Series 
October 20, 2016 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
October 21, 2016 • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This interactive workshop will present effective leadership in modern times by drawing on examples from recent presidents. The workshop, led by Dr. Mike Hemphill, Director for Academic Programming at the Clinton Foundation, will expand students’ capacities to serve as successful leaders in their schools and communities. We encourage educators, counselors, and administrators to identify student leaders or those with leadership potential to participate in this program to better develop their skills. Space is limited to the first 75-100 students. Contact Nathan Thomas at [email protected] to reserve space for your students. 


The Young Entrepreneur
November 10, 2016 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. – noon
The Beatles are one of the most well-known rock-and-roll groups in the world. It was not only their music that made them famous worldwide but also the media attention they received. This student workshop will include insightful conversations with journalists and public relations specialists who will discuss the importance and challenges of shifting trends in modern society. Allot an additional 30 minutes to tour Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!.

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Clinton Foundation Ideas Matter Essay Contest
Deadline: November 12, 2016
In today’s interdependent world, we all face many challenges, including increasing opportunity for girls and women, improving childhood health, creating economic opportunity and growth, and helping communities address race relations.

Arkansas students in eleventh and twelfth grades are invited to write a 500-word (minimum) essay exploring one of these four themes. Students are asked to define a challenge, propose an idea to alleviate that challenge, and develop a strategy for putting that idea into action. The student with the winning essay will be awarded a $2,500 college scholarship. The essay must be submitted by November 12, 2016. Send entries to Joyce Willis, Educational Programs Manager, Clinton Foundation, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201, or www.clintonfoundation.org/ideasmatteressay.

Empowering Girls and Women
Week of March 6 - 10, 2017
In celebration of Women’s History Month, this program will feature women who have reached new heights and inspired others to reach their full potential.
Additional Details will be announced. This program is inspired by the Clinton Foundation’s efforts to advance the full participation of girls and women throughout the world.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Student Workshop
Presented in partnership with FBLA.
April 3, 2017
The workshop is designed to introduce FBLA members to the fundamental principles of engaged and authentic leadership. Students will explore leadership as an intentional and coordinated effort with others. Workshop activities will help students better understand how their values and the values of others influence their abilities as leaders. In addition, students will learn to effectively communicate as a leader mindfully connected with others.

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Day of Action: Global Youth Service Day
Presented in partnership with City Year and the Arkansas Foodbank.
April 21, 2017
Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest service event in the world and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth. Every year, the Clinton Foundation celebrates Global Youth Service Day with a special service-learning program and “Day of Action” service opportunity for Arkansas high school juniors and seniors. GYSD is an opportunity for nearly 200 students to participate in a service-learning program at the Clinton Center. In 2016, 265 students and community members volunteered to pack 40,000 pounds of fresh produce. Space is limited. Contact Nathan Thomas at [email protected] to reserve space for your students today.
 

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Upcoming Events

The Clinton Center

The Clinton Center is home to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, and the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation. A world-class educational and cultural venue, the Clinton Center hosts a variety of educational programs, special events, exhibitions, and lectures, and presents a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton.

Our renowned on-site restaurant, Forty Two, offers a variety of dining selections for Center visitors and locals alike. Stop by 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday to enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch featuring seasonal and locally grown ingredients. It’s farm-to-table in a modern museum setting. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at Forty Two; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website

The Clinton Museum Store, conveniently located in the lobby of the museum, offers a diverse selection of unique memorabilia and gifts, including books, accessories, collectibles, and more. The Museum Store also features items related to the current temporary exhibit. Admission fees are NOT required to shop at the Museum Store; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website