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Over 300 BCPS Immigrant Students to Showcase Legislative Youth Agenda

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
 
WHO:
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Students,School Board Members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie,
District Administrators, Elected Officials and Community Members

WHAT: Over 300 immigrant students from high schools throughout Broward County will present their legislative policy proposals and recommendations to improve their communities at the Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo.

WHEN: Friday, November 20, 2015, 10 a.m.

WHERE:
Nova Southeastern University
The Don Taft University Center (North Court)
3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

WHY:
This event is a follow-up to the 2014/15 Close Up; Rally to the Tally, where hundreds of recently arrived BCPSimmigrant students traveled to Tallahassee to present their legislative agenda for Florida policy action to elected state officials. The Broward Youth Policy 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 our leaders of the future. Close Up Foundation, Washington, DC and BCPS Bilingual/ESOL Department are sponsors of the event. 


 
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