Programs and Projects: Youth
Students Inside Albany (SIA) Experience May 21-22, 2021
The League of Women Voters of Tompkins County believes that educating and empowering the youth of our country to participate in civic activity is vital to maintaining a strong democracy. Students Inside Albany (SIA) is an annual conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc. The program is designed to increase students’ awareness of their responsibility in representative government and provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility.
The LWV-TC is thrilled to announce that we sent two local students to this year’s virtual conference, held on May 21-22, 2021. Miranda Mangaraj, a junior at Lehman Alternative Community School alongside Lily Herman, a junior at Trumansburg High School will be representing LWV-TC. Both students are impressive members of their local communities. Lily is the president of her class, and assists with fundraising and social media. Miranda is highly involved with the Youth Farm project, with a focus on social justice.
The objectives of Students Inside Albany are to increase student understanding of public policy in New York State, and to enhance student understanding of the roles of the various groups seeking to impact New York State legislation and policy development, enactment and change. The program aims to increase the understanding of the New York State legislative process through meeting with local legislators.