Students Inside Albany (SIA) Conference
Friday, May 21, 2021, 4-6 pm and
Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10 am-4:30 pm
Deadline for Application: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
LWVS SIA 2021 Application and Instructions
Students may open and copy the application to edit and then submit via email
For the tenth consecutive year, LWVS will select two high school students to attend the Students Inside Albany (SIA) Conference. Any 10th grade, 11th grade, or 12th grade student who attends Scarsdale High School or who resides in the school district is eligible to apply.
The State League Education Foundation and the Scarsdale League of Women Voters fund the expenses for two highly qualified Scarsdale students, selected from an outstanding pool of applicants. The conference will continue to be free for students to attend.
The program is designed to immerse students in the process by which public policy is proposed, enacted and changed in New York State and educate them as to how they can influence and affect this process. Traditionally, the conference brings approximately 60 students from across the state to Albany to get a first-hand education about their state government. The highlight for most students is the opportunity to shadow their state representatives, with many students getting the opportunity to attend a session on the chamber floor. This year, SIA will be held virtually, and will include meetings in small groups with state legislators to discuss issues and advocacy.
Scarsdale students who attended this program in the past were unanimous in their enthusiasm about the program. Follow this link to read an article about SIA written by Scarsdale’s two student representatives who attended the last conference held in 2019.
Please contact LWVSyouthprograms@gmail.com for more information.