The Wilks Leadership Institute is hosting a national student conference beginning today on Miami's campus. The conference -- The Citizens' Toolbox -- will focus on the tools that students/young people can access to become better citizens.
Over 100 students, faculty, staff, and professionals in the field of civic engagement will be traveling to Miami to participate. On the evening of Thursday, March 17, participants will be traveling to Cincinnati to explore the National Underground Railroad Museum and Freedom Center and to learn about the work that it does in the community.
Other sessions explore the connection between art and civic life, the National Conference on Citizenship's Civic Health Index, and a project at IUPUI called Democracy Plaza.
The Citizens' Toolbox is the sequel to a conference held in Point Clear, Alabama last year called "Connect the Dots."
You can follow the conference's Twitter backchannel at #ctb11, and the conference's Twitter account is @citizentoolbox