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Immigrant Students Share Legislative Proposals at Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo

Thursday, December 07, 2017
Immigrant students at the State of Florida Capitol in May 2017.
On Friday, December 8, 2017, 300 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) immigrant students will share proposals for legislative policies and ideas on how to improve their communities at this year’s Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo. BCPS students presented their legislative agendas to elected officials from throughout the state of Florida during the 2016/17 Rally to Tally event.
Students from the following high schools will be represented at the summit: Blanche Ely, Boyd Anderson, Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Glades, Coral Springs, Cypress Bay, Deerfield Beach, Everglades, Flanagan, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Hills, McArthur, Miramar, Monarch, Northeast, Piper, Plantation, South Broward, South Plantation, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Stranahan, J.P. Taravella, West Broward and Western.
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Close Up – Broward Parents in Action Summit will offer families tools and resources to keep students involved in their communities and help them prepare for college. Sessions for college readiness include essential information from BCPS staff and local organizations and will be available in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole.
The event is sponsored by the Close Up Foundation and the BCPS Bilingual/ESOL Department.
Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo
Friday, December 8, 2017, 10 a.m. – noon  
Nova Southeastern University
The Don Taft University Center (North Court)
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Close Up – Broward Parents in Action Summit
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.   
Signature Grand
6900 West State Road 84
Davie, FL 33317
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