Manar Dubois Students OAV 50022017Students from Dubois Elementary School in Springfield joined Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) for a tour of the Illinois Capitol and meetings with local lawmakers as part of the Our American Voice Summit this month.

Their May 2 visit was the culmination of a year-long program in civic engagement. They joined students from 15 other Illinois schools for the summit, now in its ninth year.

Our American Voice is a leadership program from students in elementary through high school. Through the program, students learn the fundamentals of American democracy and work to create positive change in their communities. Participants identify an issue in their school or neighborhood and work to solve the problem through a civics exercise.

The Dubois students chose to develop a school peer tutoring program, which they presented to Senator Manar.

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