CHST 302 Students Meet with Agencies, Think Tanks and Legislators and Staff During Annual Trip to D.C.

Childhood Studies students spent their spring break (March 6-10) meeting with government and nongoverment agencies, think tanks, legislators and staff, and advocacy organizations to discuss current child policy as part of CHST 302. The students used these meetings to gather information on their specific research topics: Mental Health Care and Juvenile Justice, Trauma and Foster Care, Early Education and Universal Pre-K, and Higher Education Access and Affordability. Some highlights outside of the various meetings included touring the West Wing and speaking with members of the White House Administration; and attending a Senate HELP committee meeting with a large attendence of senators during which a bill was voted out of committee and Dr. John King’s nomination for Secretary of the Department of Education was approved.

See photos of the trip in the gallery below!

This course and trip are made possible by the generous support of the Mann Endowment Fund.