TOPEKA– The Kansas African American Affairs Commission (KAAAC) will be hosting African American Youth Day at the Capitol Friday, August 2, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
African American Youth Day at the Capitol is geared toward junior high school students interested in Kansas policymaking, public service and civic leadership. Participants will be sworn in by a Kansas Supreme Court Justice or Judge. Students will then participate in committee debates on bullying legislation and conduct a mock legislative session in the Chambers of the Kansas House of Representatives.
“African American Youth Day at the Capitol provides a wonderful opportunity for youth from all backgrounds to learn to work side by side,” Dr. Mildred Edwards, Executive Director, KAAAC. “This experience provides opportunities for leadership development and gives students a greater understanding of the importance of community involvement.”
Students participating in this program will take the tools they learn back to their communities and continue to work with the KAAAC Equity Project Youth Liaison to establish Anti-Bullying projects in their schools and communities. The goal is that “Each one, Reach one.”