Rose hosts dozens of students during Youth Advisory Council in Champaign

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)

The following schools participated: 

Arcola HS

Argenta-Oreana HS

Bement HS

Chrisman HS

Clinton HS

Fisher HS

Heritage HS

Heyworth HS

Maroa Forsyth HS

Mahomet-Seymour HS

Monticello HS

Mt. Zion HS

Okaw Valley HS

Paris HS

Salt Fork HS

Shelbyville HS

Shiloh HS

St. Joseph-Ogden HS

Sullivan HS

Unity HS

Tri-Valley HS

Tuscola Community HS

Villa Grove HS

Warrensburg-Latham HS

Windsor HS

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