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The League of Women Voters of New York State believes that educating and empowering the youth of our country is vital to maintaining a strong democracy. Through the League’s Education Foundation, the State League and many local Leagues operate programs that provide students with the information, motivation, and skills to become informed voters and engaged citizens. The State League’s primary youth program is Students Inside Albany. Contact the State League office for more information on any of these programs.

Students Shadow Senator Ball with SIA Conference

Students Inside Albany (SIA)

LWVNY Students Inside AlbanyThis Conference is an intensive four day training experience held in the spring and is designed to immerse students in the process by which public policy is proposed, enacted and changed in New York State and educate them as to how they can influence and affect this process. Albany insiders discuss the operations of New York State government including how policy is shaped and enacted. Students develop knowledge of the disparate forces that influence policy development. Additionally, students are afforded the opportunity to observe Assembly and Senate sessions and to shadow both their Assembly members and Senators.

SIA continues to expand and has the greatest involvement by different leagues throughout the state. The LWVNYS provides not only the administration of this program, the materials that leagues can use to  find the students to represent the league, but also pays for the entire cost of the four day program for one student from each league  with the exclusion of the trip to and from Albany.  If any league wishes to send additional students, there is a cost of approximately $600.00 to cover the expense.  Many leagues have used their other youth programs (names, descriptions of these programs, and contact people appear on this site)  as a way to identify students to represent them in Albany.  Leagues like the LWVNYC have given extra recognition to their representatives.

2015 Students Inside Albany Conference (10/23/2014)
May 17-20, 2015
Hampton Inn & Suites, Albany

2014 SIA
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Capitol and Legislative Court of Appeals
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 Other Youth Programs Organized by Leagues Around the State

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VOTER PARTICIPATION
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First Vote
Vote 18
Take Me to Vote Mock Elections
Vote Rochester  
Voting 101  
 
POLITICAL ACTIVISM
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Meet Your Legislators Tools to Change Your World
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Running and Winning Future Voters of America
 
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
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Leadership in the Community
Scholarships for High School Seniors
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CHARACTER BUILDING/ AT RISK YOUTH PROGRAMS
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A Different Kind of Youth Program
Girls Day Out
 
YOUTH PROGRAM SPONSORS
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