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Program Information
  • Open to all girls in Weston Middle School. 
  • Enrollment through Weston Youth Services
  • Sessions are from 2:30–4:15pm on select Tuesdays from October to May (generally 1 session per month).
  • Location: Weston Middle School
  • Total of 7 sessions, plus 1 Field Trip to CT State Capitol, and 1 Campaign and Election event.
  • Cost: $175 per participant. Need-based scholarships are available.
  • Space is limited to 25 participants
  • Program will be co-facilitated by Gayle Weinstein, former First Selectwoman,and Elise Major, former Board of Education Member.
  • For additional information,please email or
 
Session Topics  
  • Civic Leadership / Public Service
  • Meet & Greet Local, State, and Federal Leaders
  • Women’s History and Leadership
  • Public Speaking & Debate
  • Communications & Media
  • State Capitol Visit
Enrolled girls will learn civic responsibility and campaign skills by working in teams to create a campaign for “Ms President US” of their town.  In the final session, the girls will give their campaign speech and a presentation. Community leaders and school officials will determine the winner.The winner will be invited to appearances throughout the year.  This program is Girl Scouts badge eligible. High School girls serve as Mentors, facilitating each session, and supporting the participants throughout the program.
 
 
2018-19 Program Schedule - All regular sessions will run from 2:30-4:15 p.m. at Weston Middle School in
Room B-10. Please note: The date for the trip to the State Capitol has not be confirmed, as we will join with other Ms President US groups.
 
Tuesday, October 23
   Program Kick Off
   A History of Women in Politics
 
Tuesday, November 13
   Nuts and Bolts of Campaigning Issues
 
Tuesday, December 11
   Local Leaders
 
Tuesday, January 15
   State Leaders
 
Tuesday, February 12
   Federal Leaders
 
Tuesday, March 12
   Media and Communications
 
Tuesday, April 23
   Public Speaking
 
Tuesday, May 21
   Election Day! 7:00 p.m. (H.S. Auditorium)
 
Session Format:
2:30-3:00- Snack, organization
3:00-3:30- Speaker or presentation
3:30-4:15 Activity and campaign work