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Beyond the Classroom: Texas City High’s Empowering Experience at Student Legislative Seminar

March 2-7 saw twelve students and three teacher chaperones from Texas City High School in Washington, DC for one of the Institute’s Student Legislative Seminars.  This is the 13th time Texas City has participated in this program, and with chaperones who have experienced the trip before on hand with us again, the trip just keeps getting better and better! The Spring 2024 trip included a White House tour and a chance meeting with a celebrity. The Institute’s seminars specializes in small group experiences that not only prioritize civility skills, but also empower students to make their own choices and teaches…
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From the President’s Pen

July 17-21 found myself and fellow co-founder Tomás Spath walking the halls of Congress again for the first time post-pandemic. It felt really good to be back. But you may…

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