Lea Levine, an 11th grader from Croton Harmon High School in Croton-on-Hudson and Karen Alonso, an 11th grader from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, have been chosen by the Rivertowns League of Women Voters to attend this year’s Students Inside Albany program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc. This 20th annual Students Inside Albany program will take place from May 17-20, and will bring 60 students from across the state to Albany to get a first-hand education about their state government. 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. The highlight for most students is the opportunity to shadow their Senators and their Assembly member for an afternoon attending session on the Chamber floors.
For more information on the Rivertowns League of Women Voters, please visit their website at www.lwv-rivertowns.org For more information on the League of Women Voter of New York State Education Foundation, Inc., or the Students Inside Albany program, please visit their website at: www.lwvny.org.