Camp Congress for Girls Minneapolis St. Paul II 2016 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 8 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a girl-friendly lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for television. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. During the camp session the campers will meet elected officials and political consultants that will serve as honorary camp counselors. Girl Scouts will receive a Citizen Legacy badge for completing Camp Congress for Girls Minneapolis St. Paul.
The camp day runs from 8am to 5pm. The camp fee includes lunch and all supplies for camp activities. No refunds will be given for camp registration fees. The general registration fee is $140, the Girl Scouts registration fee is $120 and the group registration fee is $110 for five or more tickets. For additional information visit our website at www.girlsinpolitics.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2.
Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. “Camp empowers young girls to run for office” http://www.nbcnews.com/video/mhp/52698319
Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on RTL Nieuws New York. "Bestemming Witte Huis (afl. 25): Vrouwen aan de macht" https://youtu.be/YDxjMrAievo
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Girls in Politics Initiative™
The Girls in Politics Initiative (“GIP”) is an international civic education program created and administered by the Political Institute for Women. Our GIP programs introduce girls ages 8 to 17 to politics, policy, the work of the United States Congress, parliamentary governments and the work of the United Nations. We host GIP programs in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Educational, social and political organizations may also book a private and/or customized GIP program. To request a private or customized event email email@example.com