Six 4-H students at Quest School of Pine Bluff will travel to Washington, D.C., in July for a week-long Citizenship Washington Focus Program, according to a press release.
“Our students are very excited,” said Bridgett Harris, science teacher and 4-H club sponsor at Quest, a ResponsiveEd® charter school.
“Not only will they get to visit Washington, D.C., and experience how the government works first-hand, but they will also get to bring back what they have learned to positively impact the Pine Bluff community,” Harris said.
Students will participate in a committee focused on healthy living, communication, government, open-mindedness, talent or responsibility. They will also take part in workshops about how bill writing works as well as how to be active citizens.
Participants will create an action plan for addressing issues in their local community and promoting positive change.
The Quest 4-H club received a grant through its partnership with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to help pay for transportation, program, room and board costs. However, the students are also raising additional funds. Interested donors may email Bridgett Harris at brharris@ResponsiveEd.com.