2017 innovation and leadership summer program

Field Study: Impacting Education Policy From The Alabama Capitol To The U.S. Capitol

July 17, 2017 (Monday)
Let The Coding Begin!
Students begin their journey from Montgomery – Birmingham – Washington, D.C. via train. Students will code their way to Washington, DC with OMG Media Solutions’ Founder, Monique Linder. The theme of the SYLDI Washington, DC “Codeathon” is “Education Is Economic Empowerment”.

July 18, 2017 (Tuesday) Financial Literacy Day

The day begins with sessions hosted by Operation Hope, which include a tour of the U.S. Treasury where money is printed.  They will learn the history of the U.S. Treasury's Freedman's Bank Building. Dinner and further discussions regarding finance at the home of Mr. Amos Otis, Board Member, Federal Reserve Bank.

July 19, 2017 (Wednesday) Policy Day

The Arnold & Porter Law Firm will conduct sessions on the process for introducing a "Bill" through Congress.  Congresswoman Terri Sewell and Congresswoman Martha Roby will provide an educational experience on Capitol Hill with members of Congress.  Mrs. Jessie Jackson will host a tour of the Historic LeDroit Park neighborhood followed by dinner.

July 20, 2017 (Thursday) Heritage Day

This day will be hosted by Zafar Brooks, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion at Hyundai Motor America. We will tour the National Museum of African American History & Culture and have lunch. As a National Board Member of the Museum and NAACP, Mr.Brooks will engage the students in a discussion on "Activism”

July 21, 2017 Let The Coding Continue!

Students will have time to finish their web coding project and document their journey on the train ride home using their html/css coding skills to build their webpage to share with the world.