New program allows girls to shadow legislators to learn more about government and public service

The Illinois Council on Women and Girls is inviting girls in Illinois who are in grades 5th through 12th to apply to join the Council’s Illinois Girls Lead Program.

Applications due by May 31, and are available at…/illinoiscouncil-on-women… .

The Illinois Girls Lead Program is centered on imparting social and leadership skills—as well as emphasizing the importance of teamwork, conflict resolution, and building consensus in a progressive working environment, particularly in legislative or state government. It also intends to provide opportunities for career exploration and discussions around education pathways.

“I’m excited to take part in a program that provides insight into government and the value of public service,” said State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy). “These young girls will be able to envision themselves in leadership roles and one day be at the forefront for positive change in Illinois.”

Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton is Chair of the Illinois Council on Women and Girls.

Jil Tracy

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