School: Coconino High School
WHAT: Airfare to FIRST National Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC
WHY: To change culture to value STEM, we must get our policy makers in our nation's capitol on board with knowing about and supporting FIRST and STEM in education. If we are not there telling them about our experiences, no one else is! This is a conference consisting of training to prepare students and mentors for meetings with their Senators and Members of Congress in their offices on Capitol Hill. Students will gain a tremendous amount of self-confidence as they learn, prepare, and lead meetings with Senators and Members of Congress. Students and Mentors alike are typically enlightened with how their government works and usually take a stronger interest in advocacy in the future.
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