Dozens of high school students from across the 51st Senate District participated in a unique, hands-on experience in public policy, state government, and leadership and heard from local leaders on issues as part of State Sen. Chapin Rose’s Youth Advisory Council. A total of 78 students from 25 schools took part in the all day event at Parkland College on Dec. 7.
Rose spoke to students about what it's like being an elected official, how legislation becomes law, and discussed local issues that needed to be addressed through legislation at the Statehouse. Other speakers included:
Habeeb Habeeb (CEO & Principal, BPC and Founder, H-Squared Leadership Institute)
Robert Flider (Community and Government Relations Director, University of Illinois)
Pat Devaney, President (Associated Firefighters of Illinois Lobbyist)
Scott Busboom (Co-Host, Busboom & Wolfe on Talk 101 FM in Decatur)
Deb Feinen (Mayor of Champaign)