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Girls in Politics Initiative at the Situation Room Experience
Thu, September 21, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
On September 21st the Girls in Politics Initiative is taking on the Situation Room Experience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California! Participants will spend the morning in the Reagan 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.
Arrival - Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
9:00am to 12pm
Situation Room Experience
12pm to 1:15pm
Lunch at Reagan Country Cafe
1:15pm to 2:30pm
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Students complete After Action Reports and Post-Visit PowerPoint
15-minute break included with afternoon refreshments
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 Simi Valley to participate we recommend staying in a hotel near or on the Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. For additional information contact the Girls in Politics Initiative at firstname.lastname@example.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