Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.

Educational Experiences

Civics At Home

Student Drawing

Make a Difference


These activities for children and families encourage young people to think about how they can make a difference in their communities and in the world.

The Environment
Green Design Challenge: Green at Home Pledge
Green Design Challenge: Earth Day Action Poster
Green Design Challenge: Green Packaging
Green Design Challenge: Eco-Friendly Decorations
Green Design Challenge: Earth-Friendly Meals
Activist Spotlight: Lois Gibbs, Activist
Activist Spotlight: Gary Anderson and the Recycling Movement

A Seat at the Table
A Seat at the Table Family Guide
Make Your Own Paper Chair
Make Your Own Origami Chair

All of Us Together
Welcoming Words

About The Senate


These activities are for children and families to learn more about the work Senators do, how they work together, and some traditions they follow.

Traditions of the Senate
Traditions of the Senate: Decorum
Traditions of the Senate: Dress the Part
Traditions of the Senate: Bean Soup

In the Senate Chamber
In the Senate Chamber: The Candy Desk
In the Senate Chamber: Chamber Symbols

Senator in Training
Senator in Training: Senate Committees
Senator in Training: Compromise

Youth Action Guides


Resources for teens on how to get involved with important issues facing the nation and the world.

The Environment
Youth Action Guide: Climate

Issue Investigations


Explore different perspectives that shape the debate on current policy issues before Congress.

The Environment
Issue Investigation: Fracking