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, email@example.com, 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.