Get Adam to Georgetown
My son, Adam, is trying to get to Georgetown for a summer program for high school students.
- Adam is a junior in high school and currently carries a 3.95 GPA
- He is active in FFA, FBLA, Student Council, the Drama Club and the track team
- Giving him the chance to study outside of our small town, pop. 1200, will allow him to see more of how the world works and build his resume' for college admissions.
- He is a smart kid who needs to see more of the world.
We need to cover his tuition, I can handle travel!
Tuition for the week-long program is $2595, Adam is working some summer jobs and I can help to cover his transportation, but we need to get him through the door!
- The $2500 we are seeking will help him to pay for the tuition but will insure that he has to work to help cover some of the costs.
- Adam works very hard both at school and in the community by helping out with the food pantry and raising money for cancer research.
- Even if we don't reach the entire goal, the money raised will help him get there.
This program sounds great!
Getting a country kid from central Wisconsin to the capital could have a huge impact on his life and his future... Take a look at the opportunities he will be given by attending.
July 6 - July 13, 2014
Learn firsthand from experts in the nation’s capital about the separation of powers between the three branches of government: the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary branch. In the American Politics Institute, you will learn the role of Congress and how it interacts with the presidency and the legal system. You will also explore the important role that political parties, public opinion, and special interest groups can have on shaping political behavior and decisions.
In the classroom and on field trips, you will meet with key elected officials, Capitol Hill staff, lobbyists and policy makers to discuss congressional campaigns, legislative priorities, and emerging national issues. You will have the opportunity to explore how America’s changing culture impacts the development of political movements and their ultimate influence on federal, state, and local policies. Debate and simulation exercises allow you to experience politics and policymaking as you put your new knowledge into practices.
Core Topics Covered*
- Congress and the presidency
- The impact of the judiciary
- The parties in Congress
- Women and Congress
- Public opinion
- Interest groups
- Foreign policy
- Tax and spend authority
- Interact with key elected officials and Capitol Hill staff, lobbyists, and policymakers
- Participate in congressional simulations, putting your knowledge to practice
- Visit the National Mall, Democratic National Committee, Republican National Committee, and Capitol Hill