Fifty-one high school students from across the Philadelphia area and Springfield, Illinois, participated in the Service Learning in Public Policy (SLiPP) program from August 4-9. The week focused on how students can make positive change in their schools and communities through public policy.
Participants spent their time on the Valley Forge campus of Freedoms Foundation engaged in projects focused on solving a problem or issue in the fields of public health, education and law. They heard from experts in the various fields, participated in a day of service learning, and engaged in workshops on resume building, making presentations, and conducting proper research.
The week culminated with formal student presentations on their specific public policy issues in front of a panel of judges. Top awards were given in each track of study.
The students were sponsored by Connelly Foundation, Rogers Smith, the Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, and Freedoms Foundation.