My younger constituents are the future of Alabama's Second Congressional District, and I believe providing them information that can enhance their education is important to their development. Below are some resources that will be useful to all levels of students including exciting information about the United States government and other interesting facts. In addition, there are several resources for parents. Please contact my office with additional questions or if you would like to request a school packet.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Learn how your U.S. Government works, about its history, and your civic responsibilities by reading these pages and playing the games on this site.
Do You Know What Happened on This Date in History?
Find out interesting facts about events that happened on this day in history.
Kids in the House: The Official Kids' Page of the U.S. House of Representatives
Learn about the legislative process and its effect on you.
Read news just for kids at the Washington Post Kids Page.
First Gov for Kids
Check out the federal government's portal for fun, educational, and safe sites for kids.
CIA's Homepage for Kids
Learn what it takes to be a spy, read about the history of the CIA, and try on spy disguises.
NASA Just for Kids
Learn about our missions to space, new technologies, and the history of our space program.
National Children's Museum
Take a tour of the National Children's Museum.
EPA's Explorers' Club
Learn about the environment and what you can do to protect it.
Smithsonian Kids' Castle
The Smithsonian's official site for kids includes games and learning material about the things that kids are interested in.
The Congressional Award
The Congressional Award is a public partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America's youth. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship.
Congress for Kids
This is a kid-friendly introduction to everything you need to know about the House of Representatives.
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: Kindergarten-2nd Grade
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: 3rd-5th Grade
- U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder Kids Page
- CIA Kids Page (Kindergarten-5th Grade
- EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)
- EPA Drinking Water and Ground Water Kids' Stuff (4th-8th Grade)
- FBI Kids Page (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
- FEMA For Kids (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
- Gearing Up for a Great Trip (Federal Trade Commission)
- Kids In the House: Young Learners
- Kids In the House: Grade School
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Kids Pages (Kindergarten-6th Grade)
- Veteran Affairs Kids Page (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: 6th-8th Grade
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: 9th-12th Grade
- CIA Kids Page (6th-12th Grade)
- EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff (4th-8th Grade)
- EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff (9th-12th Grade)
- FBI Youth (6th-12th Grade)
- Kids In the House: Middle School
- Kids In the House: High School
- NCES Kids' Zone (, part of the )
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Kids Pages (6-12 Grade)
- Veteran Affairs Kids Page (6th-12th Grade)
- You Are Here - where kids learn to be smarter consumers (5-8 Grade)
- Internship Opportunities
An internship in my office provides a great opportunity for students to learn first-hand how our government works. Interns gain valuable knowledge and experience by having hands-on opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the operations of a congressional office.
- Military Academy Nominations
Young people who are genuinely interested in pursuing a career in the military service and who are looking to build a career foundation at one of our esteemed service academies are encouraged to open a file with my Montgomery office by sending a letter of interest.
- Student Financial Aid
Information is available to students to learn more about the process of locating and applying for financial aid.