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Girls in Politics Initiative at the Situation Room Experience

Girls in Politics Initiative™

Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

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On April 13th the Girls in Politics Initiative is taking on the Situation Room Experience at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas! Participants will spend the morning in the Bush Administration's Situation Room taking on the roles of critical players in the White House Crisis Team and leaders of the major media outlets in the United States. High stakes issues will evolve right in front of their eyes. They will need to make serious decisions in the middle of fast moving events that will determine the future of our nation. It won’t be easy but it will be fun! The Situation Room Experience is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration in partnership with the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The program is for students in grades 9 through 12.

About the Experience

In 2006, President George W. Bush directed the White House Situation Room be renovated and updated. The historic Situation Room was used by nine sitting Presidents including President Ronald Reagan. The existing Situation Room complex was removed and two of the key rooms - the Main Conference Room and the Secure Video Transmission Site - were preserved and reinstalled at the George W. Bush and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Libraries.

These profoundly significant rooms provide an exceptional educational opportunity for students who will form teams to assume the roles of the Executive Office of the President and the President’s Cabinet in order to manage a constitutional crisis. Fellow classmates will take on the parts of key news media members scrambling to cover the story as it unfolds before them. Participating students must work together in a high stakes environment to examine a multitude critical sources and make important decisions about developing events. This 21st century educational experience is aligned with national and state standards.  

Program Overview

8am

Arrival

Southern Methodist University

Hughes-Trigg Student Center

3140 Dyer Street

Dallas, Texas

8:20am

Departure for George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

8:45am

Arrive at George. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

9:00am to 12pm

Situation Room Experience

12pm to 1:15pm

Lunch at Cafe43

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Museum Tour

2:30pm

Depart for Hughes-Trigg Student Center

3pm to 5:30pm

Students complete After Action Reports and Post-Visit PowerPoint

15-minute break included with afternoon refreshments

6pm

Dismissal  

The Situation Room Experience is for girls in grades 9 through 12. The participant registration fee is $195. The fee includes all materials and lunch. The is a drop-off, day program. We can only accommodate participants and chaperones. For those traveling to Dallas to participate we recommend staying in a hotel near or on the Southern Methodist University Campus.  For additional information contact the Girls in Politics Initiative at info@girlsinpolitics.org or call 202-660-1457 ext 2. Learn more about the Situation Room Experience at http://situationroom.archives.gov/students and follow the situation room on social media @SitRoomExp

Watch the Girls in Politics Initaitive 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" | "Destination White House (ep. 25): Women in Power" https://youtu.be/YDxjMrAievo


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George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75205

Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)


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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 info@girlsinpolitics.org

 

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