The 2019 On the Hill Summit is the 7th Biennial Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated National Legislative Summit. As our youth strive to become global citizens, we must involve them in the political process, including elections, legislative advocacy, and other important civic duties. The objective of the four-day summit is to provide meaningful experiences so that our youth gain valuable knowledge, understanding, skills, and commitment necessary for citizenship and leadership. This summit will be an empowering experience for young advocates to meet and discuss issues/concerns affecting their peers and communities with their respective congressional leaders on Capitol Hill. They will address the following issues: equity in education, gun violence safety and prevention, and voter registration and turnout. The advocacy education consists of impactful legislative advocacy workshops and sessions on how to take what they have learned and use it in their local communities. This OTH Summit is not to be missed! We will take Legislative Advocacy to the Next Level! We have dynamic speakers, a Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) experience, workshops, contests, dinners, parties, networking opportunities, and a host of other empowering and exciting activities planned.
Registration Includes These Great Activities and MORE:
Welcome Reception Wednesday Evening
"Welcome Advocacy in Action" Breakfast
Interactive Advocacy Workshops and OTH Briefing
Captitol Hill Senate and House Meetings
Private Reception and Teen Party
The "Power of Advocacy" Breakfast
The "HBCU Experience"
Virtual Rally on Gun Violence Prevention
Transportation between Host Hotel and Capitol Hill
Registration Goal: To have representatives from all 247 chapters in Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated participate in the 2019 OTH Legislative Summit.
A teen must be between the ages of thirteen (13) and nineteen (19) years to be an active participant at the summit. Teens will receive teen module credit for attendance at the Summit. To count as an educational trip or excused absence, letters will be provided to each registered teen. Please note that the approval is ultimately determined by the school.
The National Legislative Committee encourages every Chapter President and Chapter Legislative Chair to serve as an advocate for the Summit and support maximum attendance. Contact your Regional Legislative Representative below for additional information.
National Legislative Committee
Central: Rhonda Mason, Chair | email@example.com
Eastern: Veda Shamsid-Deen, Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Far West: Cyrenaic Boston-Ashby, Chair | email@example.com
Mid-Atlantic: Ericka Gibson, National Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-Western: Rochelle Prestage, Chair | email@example.com
South Central: La Tonya Woodson-Mayfield, Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Southeastern: CaMia Hopson, Chair | email@example.com
NEB Liaison: Connie Guillory-Adams, National Corresponding Secretary | firstname.lastname@example.org
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