The League of Women Voters of Needham and the Needham High School Social Studies Department are co-sponsoring Students Advocate for Change, the Needham High School Civics Showcase, on Saturday, June 10 at 2-3:30 PM at Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall.
All high school students in MA are required to select a state or local issue and prepare an advocacy plan. At the Showcase, more than 100 eleventh grade students in 50 groups will share their research, materials, and positions in a science fair type setting.
Students' advocacy topics include climate change and the environment, mental health, guns, substance abuse, education, gender-related, local issues, and many others.
The public is welcome to come and meet the next generation of policy advocates. We encourage elected officials, Town Meeting Members, advocates, parents, and the community to engage with our students on the issues that matter to them.