Training the Next Generation of Leaders
As a legislator and as a mother, one of my biggest priorities is teaching and inspiring young people to become leaders that will continue to move our country forward. That’s why I’m so proud of the progress being made by the young people that sit on the House District 38 Student Leadership Cabinet. Since the application deadline closed, my staff and I gave the Cabinet a crash course in the legislative process and assigned each member a specific bill on which to prepare a policy brief. The assignment was to do research, and prepare a written report and spoken presentation for our office that spoke to the background, pros, and cons of their bill.
This last week, five Cabinet members also came to the Capitol to intern in my office. They attended committee meetings, helped with legislative tasks, and did in-office work on their policy briefs. The Student Leadership Cabinet will meet again in the next few weeks to present their briefs to my staff and I, and will continue to come to Salem to intern throughout the rest of the legislative session. These young leaders are doing great work, and I’m glad to have them on my team.
Meeting with the Student Leadership Cabinet at Riverdale High School