Rep. Ackerman welcomes middle school students to mock session, tour of Rhode Island State House
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Mia Ackerman (D-Dist. 45, Cumberland, Lincoln) welcomed 55 middle school students to the State House today, after which they received a tour and participated in a mock session. The students were from Cumberland’s Office of Children Youth and Learning, a municipal department that offers summer enrichment programs for Cumberland’s youth.
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome young people as they experience the workings of state government,” said Representative Ackerman. “I truly believe the State House is a tremendous, untapped resource that can do wonders to help youth learn about civics in a very real and hands-on way.”
The students were given a tour of the State House to learn about government, history and the architecture of the building, including a visit to the Charter Museum, which houses many Rhode Island artifacts, including the Royal Charter of 1663.
Students then attended a mock session in the chamber of the House of Representatives, where they learned how a bill becomes a law in a hands-on experience of the legislative process.
At the conclusion, the students were treated to pizza in the State House.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903