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Public Programs

Girls Govern Workshop

Free​Group Registration​Advance Registration Required​
Girls govern participants on stage

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

In this workshop, girls learned about a Senate bill to establish Congressional term limits. They learned to research the issue, take a position, and practice writing persuasive speeches. The program culminated with a chance to flex their public speaking muscles by debating with their peers in the Kennedy Institute’s full-scale replica U.S. Senate Chamber before taking a final vote on the legislation.

This program was part of the Kennedy Institute’s Women in Leadership initiative, which convenes women from political and civic life to demonstrate the importance of women’s political participation and representation and highlight the diverse pathways to civic leadership. Programming includes inspiring speakers, workshops, and community partnerships. To learn more about the Kennedy Institute’s Women in Leadership programming, please contact Claire Cooper, Director of Community Engagement, at

IMAGES (Click here to view Flickr album) Girls Govern Workshop