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BCPS High School students participate in first Rally to the Tally for New Floridians

RALLY-IN-TALLY2BCPS High School students participate in first Rally to the Tally for New Floridians

Students from South Broward High participating in Rally to the Tally for New Floridians.

      Recently, approximately 300 foreign-born ninth and 10th grade students from 23 Broward County high schools took part in the first Rally to the Tally for New Floridians. This four-day field trip allowed students to visit the state capital as well as visit the University of Central Florida, University of Florida and Florida State University, from May 26 – 29, 2015.

The “Rally to the Tally for New Floridians,” was organized in collaboration with the Close Up Foundation and funded by Title III, Part A, Enhanced Opportunities for Recently Arrived Immigrant Children and Youth Grant. Students learned about state and federal government, tour the capitol, met state agency officials and prepared a Youth Legislative Agenda to present their committee proposals at the capitol to members of the House and Senate. Activities will foster confidence for active citizenship and raise awareness of the American cultural values placed on education and community involvement.

Participating students represent countries in the Caribbean; Central, North and South Americas; and Europe. Their high schools included, Blanche Ely High School, Boyd Anderson High School, Coconut Creek High School, Coral Glades High School, Coral Springs High School, Cypress Bay High School, Deerfield Beach High School, Everglades High School, Flanagan High School, Fort Lauderdale High School, Hallandale High School, Hollywood Hills High School, McArthur High School, Miramar High School, North-east High School, Piper High School, Plantation High School, South Broward High School, South Plantation High School, Stranahan High School, Taravella High School, Western High School and Whiddon Rogers Education Center.

Follow the journey on social media using #browardrallytothetally

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