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300 BCPS Immigrant Students to Showcase Legislative Youth Agenda Presented to Florida Lawmakers

Tuesday, November 08, 2016
 
WHO:            
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Students, School Board Members, Chief Academic Officer Dan Gohl, District Staff, Elected Officials and Community Members

WHAT:
Over 300 immigrant students from high schools throughout Broward County will exhibit and present their Florida legislative policy proposals and share ideas on how to improve their communities as part of the Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo.

WHEN:
Friday, November 18, 2016
10 a.m. – noon

WHERE:
Nova Southeastern University
Don Taft University Center Arena – North Court
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

WHY:    
The Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo is a follow-up to the 2015/16 Close Up –    Rally to the Tally, where students presented their legislative agendas to state elected officials in Tallahassee. The summit challenges students to research and create consensus-based policy recommendations on a wide variety of issues, and aims to advance critical thinking and problem solving skills in tomorrow’s leaders. Close Up Foundation, Washington, DC and BCPS Bilingual/ESOL Department are sponsors of the event.

 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
        
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