County Board host Student Government Day

Written by admin   // April 8, 2010   // 0 Comments

Sylvanus Jackson (far left) of Vincent High School and a member of the Destiny Youth Leaders, a faith-based organization that works with local youth, was one of 19 students chosen out of 1,300 to participate in the Annual Student Government Day held recently at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Jackson and other students were able to meet with county representatives such as Fourth District Milwaukee County Supervisor Maria Dimitrijevic (pictured above center). Joining Jackson and Sup. Dimitrijevic is Pastor Nathaniel (far right) of Destiny Youth Leadership.
Students were able to meet with county representatives, sit in on county supervisor’s decision making process for issues concerning the county, ate lunch with county supervisors and toured the county courthouse, jails, and offices.
Each year the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and the American Legion host Student Government Day. The purpose of this program is to increase student interest in government and citizenship, one of the principle goals of the County Board and the American Legion. Nineteen area high school students participate in a daylong event where they are paired with the nineteen members of the County Board. The students will sit with a County Supervisor during the March monthly meeting, enjoy lunch with them and get a behind the scenes tour of County Government.

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