Participants will learn about the public policy process while developing their leadership skills. This should assist in facilitating their involvement in the policy arena at the local, regional, and national levels. Students will define public policy and study policy-making structures. Students will become more acquainted with their community, and the public policy issues affecting it. They will be provided with applications of policy development for impacting public policy. Students will become engaged in a community service project that provides them with the opportunity to participate in public policy issues in their community.
Students will be involved in community leadership activities by working, and interacting with public policy makers.
The goal of the Public Policy unit is to empower Latino youth by informing them about the public policy process while developing their leadership skills. The anticipated outcome is their involvement in the policy arena at the local, regional and national levels.
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