LBHS Student Attends Students Inside Albany Program

Schools and Libraries

May 1, 2013

LBHS Student Attends Students Inside Albany Program

Long Beach High School junior Joanne Conklin was selected to attend the Students Inside Albany Conference on April 16. This conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York, is an intensive four-day training experience designed to immerse students in the process by which public policy is proposed, enacted and changed in New York State, and to educate them as to how they can influence and affect this process. Joanne heard from Albany insiders about how New York State government operates and how policy is shaped and enacted. She was also given the opportunity to attend Assembly and Senate sessions and to shadow Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg and Sen. Dean Skelos. Joanne was selected for this honor through the joint efforts of Long Beach High School and the Long Beach League of Women Voters.

According to its official website, the League of Women Voters of New York believes that educating and empowering the youth of our country is vital to maintaining a strong democracy. Through the League’s Education Foundation, the State League and many local leagues operate programs that provide students with the information, motivation and skills needed to become informed voters and engaged citizens. The State League’s primary youth program is Students Inside Albany.