Francis T. Maloney High School

Youth and Government

 

Youth and Government

Sponsor:  Mrs. Banas 

 Youth and Government is an honors-level half-credit course, requiring an application process and teacher recommendations.  There are limited number of slots available, but the experience has made a positive impact on many students’ lives.  The purpose of the program is to develop student awareness of political processes on the Connecticut State level.  The course emphasis is on leadership, debate, and critical thinking skills, resulting in a proposed bill presented during a mock legislative weekend at the Connecticut State Capital.  Classroom instruction is held outside the normal school day schedule, usually on Sundays beginning in November. Students who wish to apply should see Mrs. Banas for more information.