Quotes and Photos from Past Academies

Quotes from the Students


In this trip I have learned so much in terms of government & working in politics. This trip gave me the opportunity to meet with people who inspire me and who I aspire to be like…. I appreciate this with all my heart. You have no idea the difference you have made in my life with this opportunity.

Maria (Chicago, IL)

This is phenomenal! From visiting the Smithsonian to literally looking at the original documents of that exclaimed our independence and laws for government. I cannot express the magnitude and impact that such experiences have had on me. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. Sure, you paid dollars and cents for this trip. However, this experience was priceless for me, both literally and figuratively.

Henry (Jackson, MS)

Participating in the 2012 National Civics and has been a life changing experience. I have established many relationships that will be cherished forever. Coming across such a prestigious program and completing it defines my determination and ambition. The Civics and Law Academy has opened up a new and diverse world. I truly appreciate this opportunity.

Jaylin (Chicago, IL)

My favorite part has been going to the State Department and meeting an ambassador to a foreign country. For me this was empowering seeing a woman in such a high profile position. It gives me hope for the future.

Lorena (Portland, OR)

I had never met a judge before so I was not sure what to expect. He was great! Friendly, honest, entertaining, and funny. The judge had an awesome personality that made the visit to the court house amazing. Once again, I want to thank you for your generous cooperation in making this trip a possibility for me.

Jocelyn (San Jose, CA)

This trip will help me with the decisions I will make in the next couple of months. A lot of what I learned was not taught to me in school, so now I have the chance to share what I have learned with my classmates thanks to your support.

JaRonna (Charleston, SC)

Would you like to see more photo's from the 2012 National Civics and Law Academy? Check out our full screen slideshow and CloseUp's Facebook gallery.