Return to Headlines

MRHS Junior Attends “Civics Education: Preparing the Next Generation of Informed and Engaged Citizens” Program

Manisha Vadali  Manisha Vadali recently had the opportunity to take part in a civics engagement conference in New York City. The Marlboro High School junior is currently an Ambassador Girl Scout with Troop 1947 serving as a girl representative on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, in addition to being a part of the Social Action Committee.

The Social Action Committee of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore traveled to New York City earlier this month to join bi-partisan leaders in discussing the importance of engaging today’s youth in civics. “Civics Education: Preparing the Next Generation of Informed and Engaged Citizens,” was a collaboration between the Girl Scouts of the USA and the Clinton Foundation, to give community leaders, public officials, and education experts, the opportunity to discuss how out-of-school civics programs can prepare the next generation to be involved citizens with a deeper understanding of government.

The event consisted of many influential presenters along with a panel discussion moderated by Chelsea Clinton. On the panel was Laura Dove, Republican Secretary of the U.S. Senate; Lauren Hoaglund, Gold Award Girl Scout; Dr. Emma Humphries, Chief Education Officer of iCivics; and Attorney General Letitia James, Attorney General for the State of New York. Ms. Clinton prompted the panelists to discuss topics such as how to reach out to local and national representatives, how to research information to determine fact from fiction, and how to help push civic engagement.

After the event, Manisha visited the Girl Scouts National Headquarters where she was able to view Girl Scout artifacts and speak with the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA Sylvia Acevedo.