Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. “Camp empowers young girls to run for office” http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mhp/52698319
Camp Congress for Girls Tallahassee 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 an elected officials or political consultant. Girl Scouts participating in Camp Congress for Girls will receive a Citizen Legacy badge for upon completion of the program. All participants will earn a Certificate of Completion for participation.
The general camp registration fee is $140 and the Girl Scouts registration fee is $120. For additional information contact us at +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2, visit our website at www.girlsinpolitics.org or email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.