Student Voice Rally

Event Area: 
Wallace Auditorium
Event Location: 
Auditorium
Event Date: 
Mar 5 2019 - 7:30am to 2:00pm
Organization/Sponsor/Department: 
Iowa Department of Education
Applicant's Name: 
Kay A Augustine & Jaden Deal
Applicant's Phone: 
515.326.5620 & 515.661.3737
Expected Attendance: 
101 - 283
Add'l Information: 
Web Page With Event Information: iowasli.org/rally. Hundreds of students from across the state will join at the capitol to observe and participate firsthand about issues, talk with their state elected officials, and become aware of the political process. Students will also be able to connect and network with other students from across Iowa. This event is a bi-partisan event. There is no platform being presented. This event will give students an opportunity to share their voice with the leaders who make decisions that affect students everyday. It will give lawmakers a direct connection to young people and a better understanding of education issues. More importantly, this is an incredible opportunity for Iowa students. We realize this rally is on a school day, but it will provide an authentic learning experience about how government works and how students can be a part of it in a way that can't be taught in a government classroom. Students will also learn from each other by meeting their peers from throughout the state that may have a differing perspective or a similar passion as them. Adult partners will also attend to encourage and support the students.