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    Wake forest Summer Immersion: Policy and Politics Institute

    Wake forest Summer Immersion: Policy and Politics Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: Law, Politics and Diplomacy, Humanities
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (980) 224-9298
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    Empower yourself and get engaged to help shape the policies that govern our community, our state, and the nation!

    The Policy and Politics Institute is an opportunity for students to learn about American democracy, their constitutional rights, and how elections shape current laws. Students will engage with each other during class, becoming empowered citizens as they discuss and develop a public policy plan. 

    Topics Covered:

    • Basic Ideas of Democracy: Liberty, Equality, Justice, and Diversity
    • Exercising Your Political Rights
    • Political Parties and Ideologies
    • Political Messaging in the Media
    • Public Policy

    Hands-On Experiences: 

    • Speak with policy leaders
    • Hear from prominent Wake Forest alumni working in the fields of law and government
    • Analyze political messaging in the media
    • Discuss and debate hot topics in today’s political arena
    • Develop a public policy plan

    Hands-on experiences are subject to change.