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Political Institute For Women Launches Political Leadership Program For Young Girls
Political leadership program introduces girls to US and international politics.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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