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

Pathways to Citizenship

Pathways to Citizenship

In this 45-minute program students are charged with building a bill that defines a pathway to citizenship for four groups of undocumented immigrants: DREAMers, farm workers, refugees, and a general undocumented population. Students begin the program by learning about an immigrant’s journey to citizenship. They then work in sub-committees to choose criteria for each groups' pathway to citizenship. This process models the evaluation of legislative provisions necessary to build a bill. The program concludes with a discussion of the pathways the sub-committees have chosen, and a vote on the bill.

Pathways to Citizenship is recommended for students in grades 4-8 and can accommodate up to 100 students. To schedule a Pathways to Citizenship program, please complete our School Visit Request Form. For more information, please contact studentgroups@emkinstitute.org. Pre-visit lesson materials are available upon request.