Ninth - Twelfth Grades Educational Programs

Permanent Exhibit Programs & Tours

The Student Presidential Tour
The Student Presidential Tour provides students the opportunity to explore the life and work of President Clinton. Through the tour, students will discuss some of the major decisions made by the Clinton Administration while experiencing what it feels like to sit in the Cabinet Room and to work in the Oval Office. Additionally, the tour will introduce students to issues and policies relevant to President Clinton’s eight years in office, allowing them to reflect on the changes that have taken place over the past two decades in America and around the world. This tour will last 60 minutes.

Best of Both Worlds
In Partnership with Heifer International
One stop – two enriching tours! This partnership allows students to visit the sites of two international, non-profit organizations located in Little Rock. This experience will include the Student Presidential Tour at the Clinton Center and a student tour of Heifer Village. Best of Both Worlds is designed to be grade-level specific and will last up to 150 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 180 minutes.

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 60- or 120-minute tour and program. The 120-minute program provides students with a more in-depth experience based on the National Issue Forum (NIF) deliberation format. More information about NIF is available at www.nifi.org.

Civic Literacy: The Crisis in Northern Ireland
Since the formation of the Republic of Ireland in 1949, there have been rising tensions between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. President Clinton
was the first sitting U.S. President to visit Northern Ireland and is credited with shepherding the Good Friday Accords that quelled conflicts related to long-standing religious differences, terrorism, and complicated diplomatic ties. The Civic Literacy program utilizes the Clinton Center’s permanent exhibits, including the Cabinet Room and the Policy Alcoves, for this cross-Atlantic deliberation.This experience will last up to 60 minutes.

Temporary Exhibit Programs

The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit
Art Culture
During the 1970s and 80s, craft art combined “form and function, elegance and spontaneity, tradition and experiment” and energized art collectors. After viewing the White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit, students will investigate the meaning behind several works in the collection and why First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton considered them so important. Students will then explore how craft art has evolved from the 1970s to today.

Best of Both Collections
In Partnership with the Arkansas Arts Center
In conjunction with our current temporary exhibit, this partnership allows students to visit the White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit at the Clinton Center and view drawings, contemporary craft, and special collections at the Arkansas Arts Center. The combined tours are limited to 100 students and are designed to be grade-level specific and will last up to 150 minutes.
 

Special Events & Programs

Fall Service Day 
September 28, 2018
Inspired by our annual Global Youth Service Day program, the inaugural Fall Service Day is hosted in partnership with the Arkansas Foodbank. The day will include a conversation at the Clinton Center with Director Angela Oxford and Assistant Director Claire Allison of the University of Arkansas’s Center for Community Engagement, followed by a hands-on service project at the Arkansas Foodbank. September is Hunger Action Month, so our service and programming will focus on food insecurity in Arkansas.

Seeds of Peace 
Workshop: November 9, 2018 • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., November 10, 2018 • 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
November 11, 2018 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Planning Session: January 19, 2019
Ideas Matter Student Forum: March 28, 2019
With a mission of creating more inclusive schools and communities, Seeds of Peace is a three-part series that will provide 15 educators and 15 students the opportunity to create change in their communities.

The first session is an intensive two-day workshop that offers the opportunity to build meaningful relationships across identity lines, explore difficult issues that
affect the lives of teens and educators in Arkansas, and learn new skills in navigating conflict. The students and educators will meet again on January 19, 2019, to frame the topic for the inaugural Ideas Matter Student Forum on March 28, 2019.

Students and educators who are interested should visit www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org/education to learn more about and apply to the Seeds of Peace Workshop. Selected participants will be notified in September.

About Seeds of Peace:
For 25 years, Seeds of Peace has been a leader in person-to-person conflict resolution. Through a dialogue model, nearly 7,000 teens from communities experiencing conflict have been brought together to engage in meaningful dialogue and leadership development programs.


 
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Ideas Matter Student Forum
March 28, 2019
Rooted in student-driven content, the Ideas Matter Student Forum will be planned and facilitated by students and will engage students in exploring an issue that matters to the next generation of leaders. Students in attendance will participate in civic discussions, hear from subject matter experts, and demonstrate the power of dialogue. Ideas matter, and students will leave knowing that their ideas matter and understanding the power of informed action to energize the next generation of thought leaders and engaged citizens. This forum is planned by the Seeds of Peace participants. The issue to be explored will be announced in January 2019. Space is limited.

Student Presidential Leadership Series
December 5, 2018 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon
December 7, 2018 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon
This interactive workshop will explore effective leadership in modern times by drawing on examples from recent presidents and will challenge students to identify their core values. The workshop, led by Dr. Mike Hemphill, Director for Academic Programming for the Clinton Foundation and Director of Presidential Leadership Studies, 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 the program to better develop their skills. Space is limited to the first 100 students.

Ideas Matters Essay Contest
Postmark Deadline: November 12, 2018
The Clinton Foundation focuses on creating economic opportunity, improving public health, and inspiring civic engagement and service. Arkansas students in 11th and 12th grades are invited to write a 1,000-word (minimum) essay exploring one of these three focus areas. 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, 2018. Send entries to Nate Thomas, Educational Programs Manager, Clinton Foundation, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201, or submit it online here.

Empowering Girls and Women
March 6, 2019
In celebration of Women’s History Month, students will have the opportunity to learn from women who have experienced success in their fields and hope to
motivate 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. Additional details will be announced later.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Student Workshop
Spring 2019
This workshop, led by a leadership studies professional, 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. 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 Little Rock and the Arkansas Foodbank
April 2019
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 at the Arkansas Foodbank for Arkansas high school juniors and seniors. This Day of Action provides a platform where everyone can give back and inspire others to come together to make a difference. Last year, 220 students and community members volunteered to pack 26,370 pounds of produce, which provided meals for Arkansas families. Each school is limited to 20 student participants.
 

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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