Lifestyle

Delegate Holds Annapolis Day for Youth

Thirty students participated in the second Annual Annapolis Day for Youth sponsored by Maryland State Delegate Tony Knotts on Saturday, November 12.

Delegate Knotts held the Second Annual Annapolis Day for Youth with special speaker Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis. Other participants included: the National Harbor Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Henry’s Soul Café and Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. /Photo courtesy Delegate Knotts
Delegate Knotts held the Second Annual Annapolis Day for Youth with special speaker Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis. Other participants included: the National Harbor Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Henry’s Soul Café and Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. /Photo courtesy Delegate Knotts

The Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc., the National Harbor Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc. and Henry’s Soul Café co-sponsored the event. Students from Friendly, Oxon Hill, Crossland and Elizabeth Seton High Schools elected their leadership, discussed bills and voted on an Alternatives to Suspension Pilot Program bill and an Extension of Child Support bill.

Maryland State Delegate Erek Barron gave a rousing keynote address to the students that showed his path to his present position as a state delegate.

“I grew up in a single family home,” he said. “Through the support of my mom and other mentors, I have achieved far beyond my own expectations. I have sat in places that included our president and vice president. You all are receiving a tremendous opportunity to be here and understand very early how this place works,” he said.

Delegate Knotts told the students to be sure to let their friends know about this event for next year. “We want to give as many students as we can an opportunity to quickly understand how this process works,” he said.

Students were then treated to lunch prior to their departure. Kameron Snider, a student at Friendly, told the sponsors, “Today’s experience was amazing! I feel that it is important for us to have a hands on experience about how a bill becomes law and that’s what happened today.”

D’Airra Clark, another student participant, said, “My experience today makes me want to do more to serve my community.”

President of the Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. said, “Getting students engaged is so important for our well-being in the community and their growth as student learners and leaders. This is our second year working with Delegate Knotts and the other co-sponsors. We are thrilled to see the level of excitement and interest these students show when debating the bills before them. They demonstrated the kind of leadership skills that will put them on a path for exceptional achievement,” she said.

Tags
Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker