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 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 Life in the White House exhibit, Oval Office, and the current temporary exhibit. Additionally, high school students will spend time in the Cabinet Room exhibit with the computer interactives to explore, in detail, some of the major decisions of the Clinton Administration. 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.


Hope, Endurance, and Justice
In 2009, the Clinton Center received a sapling taken from the white horse chestnut tree outside Anne Frank’s Secret Annex where she and her family hid during World War II. The Anne Frank Tree Installation stands as a symbol of hope, endurance, and justice on the grounds of the Clinton Center. On this guided tour, with an optional self-guided experience, students will visit the Anne Frank Tree installation and examine these historic episodes which serve as poignant and painful reminders of the complicated journey toward social justice in Arkansas and around the world. After the guided tour, students will reflect with a lesson in the Clinton Center Classroom.

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Temporary Exhibit Programs

Art of Africa: One Continent, Limitless Vision
Diplomacy of Gifts
Over the course of history, world leaders have been exchanging gifts as a gesture of mutual respect. These gifts often draw from the country’s culture to highlight sources of pride and tradition. In addition, many of these gifts showcase unique cultural elements, such as history, resources, or religion. In the classroom discussion, students will gain a better understanding of other countries through an in-depth study of select cultural artifacts exchanged during President Clinton’s tour of Africa.

Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu
Nelson Mandela
Ubuntu ( oo’boon(t)oo ) – a quality that includes the essential human virtues: compassion and humanity.
Students will listen to the speech given by Nelson Mandela in 1964, noted by the Washington Post as “the defining speech of the anti-Apartheid movement, from the dock of a Pretoria courtroom.” After listening to his speech, students will focus on the life of President Mandela and participate in a facilitated discussion surrounding the events of his life. The discussion will also include the social and political climate of today’s South Africa.

Louder Than Words – Rock, Power, and Politics
Activism
While touring Louder Than Words – Rock, Power and Politics, students will explore how the exhibit showcases the social reactions to activism and music and the attempts to censor musicians who defined 20th century politics. In a classroom discussion, students will evaluate the relationship between music and free speech and will consider how modern day artists continue to exemplify the power of words.
 

Special Events & Programs

ACT Practice Test
October 15, 2017 & Februar 4, 2018 • 2 p.m. 
Stressing about taking the ACT college placement test? Don’t worry – the Clinton Center and Kaplan have you covered with an opportunity to test your skills with a FREE practice test and score review! Register HERE.
 
Student Presidential Leadership Series 
November 15, 2017 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
December 6, 2017 • 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. 


Deadline: November 12, 2017
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, 2017. Send entries to Joyce Willis, Educational Programs Manager, Clinton Foundation, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201, or submit your essay here.

Empowering Girls and Women
March 2018
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. This program is inspired by the Clinton Foundation’s efforts to advance the full participation of girls and women, and will feature a panel of women who served in
the Clinton Administration. Additional details will be announced.

March 2018
Due to the success of the 2017 LRSD Math Hoops Finals tournament, the Clinton Center is thrilled to connect your school with this amazing resource. NBA Math Hoops is a fast-paced basketball board game, curriculum, and community program that allows students to learn fundamental math skills through direct engagement with the real statistics of their favorite NBA and WNBA players. The NBA Math Hoops curriculum is tied to Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills, and it has been shown to improve students’ basic math skills and understanding of statistics, their interpersonal skills, which will drive them to collaborate more effectively with their peers. For more information, click here

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Student Workshop
Presented in partnership with FBLA.
April 9, 2018
This workshop is designed to introduce FBLA members to the fundamental principles of engaged and authentic leadership. It will be facilitated by an alum of
the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, an historic collaboration between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson, which aims to produce bold and principled leaders. 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 leaders who mindfully connect with others.

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Day of Action: Global Youth Service Day
Presented in partnership with City Year and the Arkansas Foodbank.
April 20, 2018
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 GYSD with a special service-learning program and “Day of Action” service opportunity for Arkansas high school juniors and seniors. This Day of Action provides a platform where anyone can give back and get involved and inspires others to come together to make a difference. In 2017, 272 students and community members volunteered to pack 42,000 cans, which provided meals for Arkansas families. Space is limited.
 

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The Clinton Center

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center is the home of the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation; the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum; the Clinton School of Public Service, the first institution in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree; and is a managing partner of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a national bipartisan executive-style leadership development initiative. Additionally, the Clinton Center is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of educational programs, special events, exhibitions, and lectures, presenting 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, 42 bar and table, offers a variety of dining selections for Clinton Center visitors and locals alike. Featuring unparalleled views of the lighted pedestrian bridge and a menu with a delicious blend of local favorites and internationally-inspired cuisine, 42 bar and table ensures a presidential experience for every guest. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at 42 bar and table; 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