Programs and Projects: Youth
Students Inside Albany (SIA) Experience
The League of Women Voters of New York State Educational Foundation (supported by CSEA) is sponsoring a conference called Students Inside Albany, which will be heldMay 17-20, 2020
The LWV of Tompkins County is accepting applications from Junior and Senior Year high school students who reside in the Tompkins County for one of two places at this year’s conference. There is no cost to the student who is selected. Students in Albany 2020 Flyer
Like to nominate a student to participate? Use this nomination form.
Students: if you would like to submit your name to us for consideration, please do the following:
• Complete this application form: Students in Albany Application
• Submit a letter/short essay.. The topic is a time that you saw government in action, and the impact it had on you. This could be anything from national or local elections to student council.
• Submit a ONE-page resume outlining your academic and non-academic achievements.We hope that you include information about community involvement, examples of leadership roles that you have taken on, and other information that you feel will aid us in better knowing who you are and what you would bring to this experience.
• Submit one letter of recommendation from an adult familiar with your qualifications. This could be a minister, coach, teacher, guidance counselor, troop leader, etc.
As a representative of the League of Women Voters of Tompkins County at Students Inside Albany, we would hope that you would both actively participate in the conference, and then, upon your return home, share your learning with your school and community as well as the League.
Please know that transportation costs will be reimbursed upon your return home, but students need to arrange independent transportation to Albany. Students may not drive themselves. Here is a small brochure on the conference, which I hope will excite you. If you have any questions, please email Megan Nettleton at email@example.com or call/text at (330) 962-5448. You may email your application letter to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to the league address below. (Reference letters should also be mailed to that address.)
The deadline for all application letters and references is January 6, 2020
714 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Vote 18 is an interactive game taught at high schools during one class period. It teaches students the history of voting, makes it relevant in their lives, and engages them in the world of politics. www.vote18.org
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