Health services students to speak with state legislators
March 17, 2010
KALAMAZOO--Eleven Western Michigan University human services students have been selected to make presentations before state legislators as part of Youth Legislative Day, a statewide event March 19 that offers young people the opportunity to introduce bills, hold committee meetings and debate mock legislation on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives.
The eleven students were part of three teams chosen on the basis of their proposals, says Angelique Day, a WMU doctoral student in the interdisciplinary health sciences program, who also teaches the U.S. health policy course in WMU's undergraduate interdisciplinary health services program. Day used the competition as part of a class project.
Youth Legislative Day
Youth Legislative Day is a program of Voices for Michigan's Children and is being planned this year in partnership with Western Michigan University and its College of Health and Human Services and the School Based Health Alliance of Michigan.
"Youth Legislative Day provides students with hands-on experience with the Legislature," Day says. "Experiential learning opportunities like this one are the ideal way to teach hard-to-learn concepts, like writing a policy analysis. These students will remember this for the rest of their lives."
Youth Legislative Day - Agenda
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