America’s Legislators Back to School Program is a national
bi-partisan civic education effort sponsored by the
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The
program encourages state legislators to visit students and
teachers in the classroom, bringing civics to life, giving young
people an opportunity to meet personally with their elected
state lawmakers and letting young citizens know their ideas
count. Students learn about the pressures, conflicts and
difficulties encountered by legislators dealing with public
policy problems. Legislators get a first hand look at what it is
like for students and educators in local schools.
While the program operates
throughout the year in Louisiana, the national effort is focused
on the third week in September each year, when legislators
across the country are urged to visit classrooms and teach
students what it is like to be a state lawmaker.
For any further information on the
program, please contact Sherri
Breaux at (225) 342-6145 or Brenda
Hodge at (225) 342-9737.