Hundreds of BCPS High School Students to Showcase Legislative Youth Agenda at the Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo

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Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Students, School Board Members, District Staff, Elected Officials and Community Members

WHAT:
More than 300 BCPS Students who are English Language Learners (ELL) will share their proposals for legislative policies and recommendations to improve their communities during the Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo. The high school immigrant students will present their legislative agendas to Florida lawmakers. The event is sponsored by the Close Up Foundation, Washington, D.C. and BCPS Bilingual/ESOL Department.

WHEN:
Friday, April 5, 2024
10 a.m. – noon   

WHERE:
Broward College at George Mayer Gymnasium
3501 S.W. Davie Road
Davie, FL  33314

WHY:
The Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit is a follow-up to the 2023/24 Close Up – Rally to the Tally, during which hundreds of BCPS ELL traveled to Tallahassee to present their legislative agenda for Florida policy action to elected state officials.

The Broward Youth Policy Summit further challenges students to research and create consensus-based policy recommendations on a wide variety of issues and aims to advance critical thinking and problem-solving skills in our leaders of the future.

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“Educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962, serving more than 251,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult learners in 239 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 87 charter schools. BCPS supports a diverse student population representing 177 different countries and speaking 153 languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, on Instagram @browardschoolsofficial, on YouTube at youtube.com/browardschoolsvideos and download the free BCPS mobile app at browardschools.com/MobileApp.

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