Washington, D.C. Policy Experience

Washington DC

Experiential Learning in Child Policy (CHST 302) is a course offered annually through the Childhood Studies program. The course gives students an in-depth understanding of state and federal legislation impacting children, youth, and families, and includes an experiential learning component in which students visit Washington, D.C. to meet with policymakers and see the legislative process in action.

“When we went to Washington, I learned so much about how the legislative process works, what kinds of questions to ask to understand policy issues, and how to be a well-informed citizen. I think all of the students came away from the trip energized about the differences we can make in child policy.”

 — Maya Brown, CHST 302 student