Students Inside Albany Conference
May 17-20, 2020
Students Inside Albany (SIA) is a conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc. The program is designed to increase students’ awareness of their responsibility in representative government and provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2020
What are the learning objectives of SIA?
• To increase student understanding of public policy in New York State.
• To enhance student understanding of the roles of the various forces seeking to impact New York State legislation and policy development, enactment and change.
• To promote an increased understanding of the New York State legislative process through legislative shadowing experience
Frequently Asked Questions About Students Inside Albany
How do you choose the students that will attend SIA? Since each student is a representative of a local League and their community, the local League sets the criteria for sending a student. Each student may be asked to write about the conference for their sponsoring local League’s bulletin and may also be asked to be a special guest at one of their meetings.
Is there any cost to the student? No, LWVNYSEF, along with our cosponsors pays for the entire conference, which includes lodging, meals and snacks. The local League that sponsors the student, is responsible for arranging and paying for transportation to and from the conference.
How much time will I miss from school? The conference starts on a Sunday afternoon and ends on Wednesday afternoon. So, the student will miss two, possibly three days of school.
For further questions, please contact Kate Jankowski, kwillower [at] hotmail.com.