WE (Fill in the Blank) is a student organization that aims to inspire and engage an untapped resource in modern politics - the high school student. The WE (Fill in the Blank) Youth Symposium will gather high school students from three states: Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, to discuss and actively resolve the issues of our region, specifically focusing on the effects of various policies on the US - Mexico border. Students will develop tactics and strategies and interact with political, academic, business and community leaders from the region developing a white paper on topics addressed during the symposium. The white paper will contain policy suggestions regarding a proposal generated by students at the symposium and will be distributed to the policy makers and community leaders who can implement the suggestion that is proposed. The genuinely student-generated student product will make practical the activities of the symposium. Students will gain unmatched experience in and knowledge of the political process, providing them with an opportunity to genuinely affect government policy.
WE intends to gather a diverse group of high school students who are interested in the political process, willing to actively participate in discussions, and committed to affecting change within their communities. Each school will have a delegation composed of students from various backgrounds, extracurricular activities, and interests. Counselors and teachers will be asked to nominate students, who will subsequently apply for a spot representing their school.
WE is asking for the following levels of sponsorship:
In addition, they seek sponsors of the following aspects of the event:
Dinner Sponsor $5,000
Economy Panel $2,500
Education Panel $2,500
Donations by credit card can be accepted here online. Checks can be made out to WE(fillintheblank) and mailed to 221 N. Kansas Street, 19th Floor, El Paso, Texas 79901.