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    Posted 06-09-2015 12:19:00 PM
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    Hi all,

    I am writing to share news of a program we (Close Up Foundation) recently ran in Tallahassee, Florida:

    We conducted a youth summit where 292 recently immigrated high school students came together to investigate issues and policies impacting their communities and to develop policy proposals that they presented to leaders in the legislative and executive branches of Florida government. Students drafted almost 50 total proposals and discussed and voted on 18 as a whole group. Eleven of the proposals were eventually adopted for inclusion in the Youth Agenda for Action that students presented to policymakers. For more about this amazing program, check out the blog at



    Scot Wilson
    Academic Director
    The Close Up Foundation
    Alexandria VA