Students and Leaders Connect during Girls in Politics Event

Mar. 12, 2019
A group from the girls in politics event poses.

On March 7, female political leaders came together to share advice with 100 DPS students at the Girls in Politics event at North High School. During the event, students participated in panel discussions and breakout sessions with Colorado’s current and former female political leaders. Guest speakers included a state senator, senior congressional aide, a former house minority leader, RTD director and more women who serve their communities in political positions.

“I thought it was very informational and saw that women in general can do anything when they put their mind to it,” shared Lake Middle School student Mia Gonzalez.

“I loved that they made their own choice to try to change the world,” said Lake eighth-grader Huong Nguyen.

Girls in Politics is for students interested in learning more about careers in politics, offering a space for students to connect with female leaders to exchange ideas on how to increase women in leadership positions.

Beth Douma, an eighth-grade teacher at Lake Middle School, shared: “The Lake ladies loved being invited to a high school event and returned to school Friday inspired by the women who were there.”