Congratulations to Jaylee Witcher, OCHS'23 on her admittance to the ACLU National Advocacy Institute – 2021 Virtual Institute which takes place Monday, July 19th– Friday, July 23rd. The program is offered to high school students (ages 15-18) from across the United States. Jaylee was offered a full scholarship to the program.
Through a virtual intensive program, Jaylee along with other accepted students, will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and civil liberties critical to a free and open society. In classroom sessions, lectures, and policy debates, students will explore the complex nature of issue advocacy, legal strategy, and real world political decision making in Washington, D.C.
Jaylee and her virtual classmates are the next generation of social justice advocates.