Making Democracy Work

Students Inside Albany


The 17th annual Students Inside Albany conference was held from May 21-24, 2017 in Albany, and is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation and is designed to increase students' awareness of New York's governmental process. This interactive conference brings together high school students from across the state to learn about the process by which citizens can participate in the policy making arena, including tours of the Capital and opportunities to shadow their representatives in the Senate and Assembly.

One student is selected to represent Broome and Tioga Counties. Our 2017 honoree is James Wyatt, a junior from Chenango Valley High School.

All expenses are covered, including travel, overnight accommodations and meals during the conference.

2018 Conference information and application materials will be posted at a future date.

Below is link to a profile of James published on-line and in print by the Press and Sun-Bulletin with video. Credit: Press and Sun-Bulletin, Maggie Gilroy, journalist