Girl’s and Boy’s State Summer 2016

Happy snowy Friday Falcons! As the snow falls and makes messes of our streets, I hope you dreaming about summer and all the possibilities that lie before you with your 2.5 months of freedom.

Speaking of the possibilities have you considered the awesome option to not only experience something fun but something to make you smarter, improve your college applications/resumes? Check out Girl’s State and Boy’s State! You can work with your peers from all over Colorado and learn about government and actually start influencing policy. It’s five days in June (June 5 – 10) and you get to hang on college campuses, work on actual issues, and figure out how to make a difference.

Girl’s State – Calling all of our juniors Falcons

Lady Falcons! This is a great resume builder (think college, think work, think politics) and you absolutely can make a difference by attending this prestigious (and nationally known) program. If you’re interested in making a difference in our world, Girl’s State would be a great stepping stone to you learning how to get active in our government processes. Check in with your counselor or Government teacher to get the details.

 

 

Boys and Girls State – it’s time to show your citizenship and leadership

The American Legion Auxiliary presents Boys and Girls State. Boys and Girls State are leadership programs that center on the processes of democracy and good citizenship. Any boy or girl who has just completed their junior year of high school can apply for this prestigious program. If you’re interested in current events and government this is the program for you.

The information has been given to your government teachers (Ms. Strock, Mr. Swanson, Ms. McGinn and Ms. Scott), so ask them for the paperwork.

Boys State: will run May 31 through June 6 at Colorado State University (Fort Collins)

Girls State: will run June 7 through June 12 at University of Northern Colorado (Greeley)