Assemblywoman Russell seeks North Country teens for ‘Student Cabinet’
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 8:40 am

Assemblywoman Addie Russell (Theresa) announced that she is taking applications for this year’s Student Cabinet.

Russell assembled over fifty students last year to form her Student Cabinet from students in districts throughout Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties.

The cabinet met several times and provided first hand insight into the impacts that budget cuts have had on North Country schools. Russell plans to continue this effort and is looking for seventh through twelfth grade students to advise her on issues of concern to them, as well as provide the students with enrichment opportunities.

The first Student Cabinet meeting this year will be held at the Ogdensburg Public Library Auditorium on Saturday March 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The all day event will feature presentations on financial preparedness for college, volunteer opportunities, and entrepreneurship, and include student driven discussions about their education experiences.

“I want to get input from those most directly affected by state education policy – the students,” said Assemblywoman Russell. The cabinet will convene to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to students’ educational experiences. I want to be able to take the information from the Student Cabinet to Albany and push for education reforms that make the most sense for students. Based upon the feedback from last year, I am also including presentations that address student’s concerns. Thank you to all the students that participated last year. Your input was invaluable and has helped me to shape the cabinet agenda moving forward.”

Applications for the Student Cabinet will be available on her Facebook page and at www.assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Addie-J-Russell.

Applications must be submitted by March 11, 2013, and can be submitted by mail to 317 Washington Street, Suite 210, Watertown, New York, 13601 or by e-mail to russela@assembly.state.ny.us or by facsimile at 315-786-0287.

Interested candidates may also contact the Assemblywoman’s office for further information by calling 315-786-0284.