Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-01-11

The Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education (ACLCE) will offer a training session on "Play by the Rules: Alabama Laws for Youth" at Samford University Thursday, Jan. 18.

The one-day program is designed for teachers, administrators, counselors, law enforcement/school resource officers and other professionals who serve youth.

"Play by the Rules" is a two-week curriculum and accompanying juvenile law text that is designed to teach seventh graders the laws to which Alabama holds them accountable. The program was developed in 2001 by the ACLCE in collaboration with the Alabama Office of the Attorney General, the Alabama Department of Education and the Alabama Department of Youth Services. It is the only program of its kind in the U.S.

Registration fee is $25 for Thursday's training session, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. For registration information call 1-800-888-7301 or (205) 726-2433, or check the website at www.aclce.org.

Other training sessions will be held in Huntsville on Feb. 2 and Mobile on March 2.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.