WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Jacqueline Rayo and Vanessa Aceituno, both 11th-grade students at White Plains High School, have been chosen to attend this year’s Students Inside Albany program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation Inc.
This 15th annual Students Inside Albany program will take place from Sunday, May 17 through Wednesday, May 20, and will bring approximately 60 students from across the state to Albany to get a first-hand education about their state government. Students will get the opportunity to shadow an assembly member for an afternoon and attend a session on the chamber floor.
The program is designed to increase high school students' awareness of their responsibility in representative government and provide information about the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility. While at the conference, students will join their peers in a hands-on learning experience about how state government works.
Students will participate in a series of interactive lectures on topics such as the state budget process, the role of lobbyists in the legislative process, citizen rights to access government information, the role of media in politics, and the move to reform state government. While in Albany, the students will have an opportunity to tour the state’s Capitol.
For more information on the White Plains League of Women Voters, visit www.lwvwp.org.
For more information on the League of Women Voter of New York State Education Foundation Inc., or the Students Inside Albany program, visit www.lwvny.org.
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