The week-long programs, held at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., give students the opportunity to meet with lawmakers, academics, journalists and civic leaders to discuss the practical importance of compromise, constructive engagement and dialogue to resolve conflict and competing interests in a democracy. Nationally recognized guest speakers will engage in seminars with the students, followed by student debates on current issues in political leadership. Past speakers include U.S. Supreme Court justices, speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. senators, governors, and other nationally recognized officials and academic thought leaders.
The Student Congress programs are free--including travel and lodging--to those selected. The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship seeks current high school juniors and college juniors with records of exceptional academic and extracurricular achievement from all regions of the country to apply. This year, the high school program will be June 12-18; the college program will be held June 19-25.
Please forward this email to any potential high school and college students who may be interested in applying for the program. The deadline for applications is March 31. For more information, visit http://www.henryclaycenter.org or contact Dr. Michael Vetter, executive director of The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Donne Trotter
8658 South Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60619
State Senator Donne Trotter,8658 South Cottage Grove, Suite 404, Chicago, IL 60619