LWV Huntington Youth Committee Co-Chairs Deb Cosher and Loretta Chillemi
We registered nearly 1,000 high students in our area during the spring of 2023! Lets build on this! Come join us!
The Youth Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month via Zoom at 10: am. All LWV Members are welcome to participate. Email the chairs to receive a zoom invite.
SOME OF OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS:
- Conduct a Voter Registration Training for high school students at their high school to teach them how to have a nonpartisan voter registration drive for their peers.
- We sponsor several local high school students to the Students Inside Albany Conference, a four day all expenses paid immersive experience with NYS government. The students have the opportunity to shadow their representatives in the Senate and Assembly.
- Running and Winning: A full day program offered every few years with local women elected officials. This program is for high school girls to learn from elected women about their journey’s, obstacles and accomplishments.
- Vote 18: High School Program reviewing the History of Voting in The US and interactive mock election ending with voter registration of students.
- VOTE 13: Middle School Program discussing the over 200-years history of voting in America followed by a mock election to get the students civically engaged in the process.
- Student Day at Suffolk County Legislature:
- Jointly sponsored by The Suffolk County Legislature and The LWV Suffolk County. We encourage our High Schools to participate in this full day educational experience on how county government works.
- Conduct periodic contests for HS students to create civic social media posts to encourage engagement, registration and voting in all elections.
FREE RESOURCES for HIGH SCHOOLS and YOUTH:
- How to Register to Vote PowerPoint for High School Teachers: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14qVC7W_I1DFoAnEDukL_2z0Xz7lklN9iKlgdWW33YLY/ed
- VOTE 18 In Class PowerPoint for teachers:
- Students Inside Albany: https://lwvny.org/youth-programs/
- Text Vote NY to 474747. for election updates!
- You must be EIGHTEEN to VOTE! But you can pre-register at 16. Register or pre- register online:
League of Women Voters of Huntington