Political Institute For Women Launches Political Leadership Program For Young Girls

Political leadership program introduces girls to US and international politics.
WASHINGTON - May 14, 2014 - PRLog -- The Political Institute for Women has launched a full schedule for 2014-2015 of its political leadership program for girls through the Girls in Politics Initiative. Camp Congress for Girls is the centerpiece of the initiative and introduces girls ages 7 to 17 to the US political system. The camp participants learn about the government’s structure and then go on to run for political office - US House of Representatives, US Senate or the US Presidency. Participants hold an election then convene as session of Congress that culminates with the passage of a law signed by the young girl elected President by her fellow campers. The secondary program is Camp United Nations for Girls which introduces participants to the history and the work of the United Nations. After learning about the United Nations the girls convene a session of the General Assembly. They work together to pass a UN resolution that addresses an issue currently or recently considered by the United Nations.  On August 25, 2013 the Camp Congress for Girls DC 2013 session was featured in the Footnotes segment of the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC.  The video clip URL is http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mhp/52698319.

Sessions of Camp Congress for Girls and Camp United Nations for Girls will be held in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Lexington KY, Little Rock, London UK, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto CA and Washington DC.

“Women around the world face a steep climb to political parity. I believe one way to begin aiding women in this ascent is introducing girls to politics at an early age. Education is essential to progress in all areas.  It’s important that young girls understand the political system and the ways in which they may participate in it. I want them to understand the process of running for elective office and what it takes to effectively advocate for themselves and their communities. As they dream of being doctors, veterinarians and software developers I want them also to consider being US Senators, political speech writers or policy analysts. It’s never too early to plant the seeds of political leadership. I am thrilled that this program which was in its infancy three years ago will now be hosted in 22 cities in the US and abroad.” --- Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen, Political Director/Founder of the Political Institute for Women

For the additional information about the Girls in Politics Initiative contact the Political Institute for Women at 404-797-8650 or  info@politicalinstituteforwomen.org and to view the full Girls in Politics schedule for 2014-2015 visit www.politicalinstituteforwomen.org.

The Political Institute for Women is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that trains women to run for elective office, pursue careers in the political sector and work as effective community advocates. The organization hosts courses in cities around the country and daily via webinar. Through its Girls in Politics Initiative the Institute hosts Camp Congress for Girls and Camp United Nations for Girls, political leadership programs for girls ages 7 to 17.

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