Bringing together an exciting Speakers Program with interactive student activities, Junior Statesmen Institutes offer a unique perspective on the political issues challenging us today. During the program, you will meet and question leaders who make and influence public policy; elected officials from all branches of government, journalists, lobbyists and political powerbrokers. This experience of real world politics is complemented by student-run debates, political simulations and social activities on campus.
Delve into the important issues of our generation
A focus on specific issue areas will drive each institue giving students a chance to become experts in the topic of their choice. From the cutting edge technologies of the Green Economy to the critical challenges of National Security, Institute students will go beyond the sound bites offered by media pundits to gain a complete understanding of important issues directly from the decision makers and power brokers who shape public policy.
At the Insitutes, you will get:
- An opportunity to explore and debate today’s hot button issues with elected officials and high school student leaders.
- A behind the scenes look at politics in action and the decision-making that drives local and state government.
- A chance to polish your leadership and speaking skills so that you can play a more active role in school and community affairs.
- A sneak preview of college life and the chance to make friends with students who share your interest in politics.