TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Collins Center for Public Policy has published a guide for high school seniors throughout Florida that will help them understand the state's proposed amendments.
The guide includes a brief history of the state's Constitution and the ways in which it can be changed. Students are also given a link to a quiz that directs them to the Collins Center web site and a chance for one lucky student to win an Apple iPad. Students can download the guide and take the quiz by visiting www.FLAmendments-iPad.org.
"It's important to reach out to our high school students on this important civic process," said Rod Petrey, Collins Center president. "They are the ones who will make these decisions in the future and this guide provides a crash course on the amendments and the constitutional process."
The guide was developed and distributed in collaboration with the Florida Press Educational Services, Newspaper in Education coordinators and the St. Petersburg Times.
The Collins Center created www.FLAmendments.org to offer citizens the opportunity to join in discussions and voice opinions and ideas on Florida's most important public document. The web site includes information about the proposed amendments, videos and updates on the latest developments. It's also available in Spanish and Haitian Creole versions.
The information on the site has been collected and fact-checked by the Collins Center for Public Policy, Inc., a non-partisan, independent, statewide organization devoted to helping Florida tackle its toughest challenges. The Collins Center also provides information and facilitation on many other important public policy issues facing Floridians and the nation. Learn more by visiting www.CollinsCenter.org.
CONTACT: Jon DeVries – Senior Vice President 941-309-5321
SOURCE Collins Center for Public Policy