Finley Students Visit Albany

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Glen Cove City School District seventh and eighth grade students from Robert M. Finley Middle School recently attended the annual YMCA New York Youth and Government program in Albany.

The New York Youth and Government program is a Model State Legislature where hundreds of New York’s brightest sixth through eighth grade students gather to debate the important legislative issues of their communities and state.

Students occupied the Assembly and Senate Chambers for a day to discuss their ideas and also wrote bills that they attempted to put into law by acting as representatives and senators in the Statehouse chambers.

Thank you to advisers Tracy Roberts and Jacklyn Burnett who supported our youths in finding their voices and and encouraged them to research important policies that they wish to change and support.