Students Inside Albany

Sophia Cetina, Rye High School and Peter Manos, Port Chester High School have been chosen to attend the 2018 Students Inside Albany Program.  Congratulations to Sophia and Peter!

Read the SIA Press Release

Sophia Cetina

Peter Manos

League to Sponsor Two Students to Attend “Students Inside Albany” Government Educational Conference

If your son or daughter is in high school and is interested in history, government, politics or the legislative process, our Students Inside Albany Conference in Albany, May 20-23, is designed to increase students’ awareness of their responsibility in a representative government and to provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility. The conference is free to the participants and is totally underwritten, including room, board and transportation, by the NY State League’s Educational Foundation and our local League.

This interactive conference brings together approximately 60 high school students from across the state to learn about New York State government and the process by which citizens can participate in the policy making arena. As part of the program, students (under classmates encouraged) will tour the Capitol and observe the Senate and Assembly in action by spending an afternoon shadowing their legislators. Students will participate in a series of interactive discussions with Albany insiders on topics such as the state budget process, the role of lobbyists in the legislative process, the rights of citizens to access government information and the role of the media in politics.

Our two sponsored student attendees will be selected by a competitive process. The deadline for submitting applications by e-mail is Saturday, January 27, 2018 and winners will be announced in early February. To obtain an application form please contact: Stephen McCabe, SIA Coordinator,, by contacting your school’s guidance office.

In 2017, Carly Kabot, a sophomore at Blind Brook High School and Reanna Rosenfeld, a junior at Port Chester High School, were chosen by the League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester to attend the 17th annual SIA Conference was held from May 21-24, 2017 in Albany.

Click here for a copy of the SIA Press Release about the 2017 winners.

Here’s what previous Students Inside Albany attendees said about the conference:


Carly Kabot“…. the students were from all over New York. There were students of every ethnicity, religion, and

background, all with different life experiences ….  our history didn’t matter. All that mattered was the common bond

we shared, a passion for politics and a desire to learn.”


Reanna Rosenfeld: “My highlight from the conference was definitely being able to shadow legislators, but I also enjoyed the

speakers who came to educate my peers and me on different issues.”


Isabelle Schindler: “It was an amazing and educational experience that has only deepened my love of politics.”

Download an application form below.  The deadline is January 27, 2018.