Programs

Camp Congress for Girls introduces girls ages 8 to 17 to United States political system. Camp begins with a 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 YouTube. 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.

Mini Camp Congress for Girls introduces girls ages 6 and 7 to the United States political system. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure of the U.S. political system, the process of running for office and voting in the United States. Each girl will create a platform of issues she cares about most, create her own campaign poster and record a campaign ad for YouTube. Camp will culminate with the girls convening a Congress and passing their own bill. All girls will serve as members of Congress.

Camp United Nations for Girls introduces girls ages 8 to 17 to international politics and the work of the United Nations. Camp begins with a lesson on the history of the United Nations and its purpose. This is followed by an explanation of the structure, leadership and the rules of procedure of the United Nations starting with the General Assembly and subsidiary organs. Participants learn about the specific work undertaken by the United Nations’ boards, commissions, committees, councils and panels and working groups. Prior to convening the General Assembly, each participant will be assigned a country and solve geopolitical challenges in regional work groups. When the General Assembly convenes delegates will give speeches, negotiate with other delegates, caucus and propose resolutions along with amendments before finally voting.

Mini United Nations for Girls introduces girls ages 6 and 7 to the basic principles and goals of the United Nations. Each girl serves as delegate for a United Nations member state, creates her member state’s flag, learns about the United Nations’ sustainable development goals and contributes to the General Assembly’s resolution.

Camp Parliament for Girls introduces girls ages 8 to 16 to the parliamentary system of government. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure and history of the Parliament. The lesson will include a brief history of the Parliament, eligibility requirements to serve, a review of political parties, the structure of parliamentary elections and recognition of the notable female political leaders. Camp will culminate with students forming their own parliament to propose, debate and vote on a law. Each girl will serve as an MP.

Daughter and Mother Camp Congress for Girls introduces girls ages 8 to 17 and their moms to politics. Camp begins with a 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. Each mom will serve as her daughter’s campaign manager. Together, daughter and mother will create a political campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for television. All campers and moms 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. Moms will serve as House, Senate and White House aides assisting daughters in their work. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President.

Politics, Advocacy & Political Careers for Girls ages 13 to 17 – begins with a lesson on the structure of the US political system at the federal level. The session then examines the contributions of women political leaders beginning with Jeannette Rankin and moving through to present-day leaders. The advocacy portion of the session defines advocacy, the ways one can effectively advocate and the role of advocacy in political as well as social change. The program concludes with Political Careers for Girls as participants learn about the myriad professional opportunities for women in the political sector. Guest speakers for this portion of the program include a lobbyist, campaign manager, Congressional Chief of Staff or Legislative Director, political fundraiser, media specialist, PAC director and field organizer.

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