On March 3rd there is a really cool opportunity to show your support of safe schools for all and specifically the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act (SSMSA). It is is a daylong event called the Youth Summit (meaning you would get to miss a whole day of school). You’ll have the chance to learn about the SSMSA and see how our government works – up close and in person.
The morning session (8:00am-1:00pm) is being held at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul and features a plenary with special guest speakers and workshops. Topics include:
- Bullying prevention,
- racial equity,
- addressing stereotypes,
- mental health, and
- advocating for change at your school.
Participants will then be bused to the Capitol (1:30-4:30pm) for a student-led Rally in Rotunda and visits with their legislators. Not only is this a a great opportunity to show support for SSMSA, but it’s an awesome way for you all to learn, up close and personal, about how our government works and how to have your voice heard.
You can register here: https://outfront.wufoo.com/forms/z1xxogxw1c3g35h/
Early bird registration is just $10/person. $15 after February 17. Scholarships are available. The registration fee includes lunch, a T-shirt, and the bus from Metro State to the Capitol and back.
There will also be a bus from Duluth. OutFront (the organization organizing the event) will call everyone registered from the Duluth area to let them know the logistics for the bus.
If you have any questions, contact Mark.