Capitol To Host African American Youth Day

By: 13 News (posted by Sarah Plake)
By: 13 News (posted by Sarah Plake)

TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- The Capitol will be the venue for African American Youth Day on Friday, August 2.

The Kansas African American Affairs Commission (KAAAC) is hosting the day-long convention from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It will teach junior high school students about Kansas policymaking, public service and civic leadership. Participants will be sworn in by a Kansas Supreme Court Justice or judge. The students will debate about bullying legislation and hold a mock legislative session in the Chambers of the Kansas House of Representatives.

The goal is to get youth from different backgrounds to work and learn together, foster leadership skills, and stress the importance of being involved in the community processes.

The students will stay connected with the KAAAC in future anti-bullying projects in their schools.


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