The Successful Summer at City Hall is Now the Summer Civic Program Thanks to a Partnership with the City of Elk Grove and Support from Several Local Public Service Entities
ELK GROVE, Calif. – June 15, 2018 – On Monday, June 18, 2018, more than two dozen Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) students representing seven high schools will begin a five week summer program designed to introduce students to local government and how to become civic minded. Thanks to a partnership between the City of Elk Grove and EGUSD, high school juniors and seniors will learn about local government for two weeks and intern with public sector professionals for an added three-week internship. Students will be taught a government curriculum by teachers and will hear presentations from local agency representatives.
The Summer Civic Program, formerly known as Summer at City Hall, now offers students five weeks or 160 hours of work study and a valuable civic and public works internship. In prior years, students experienced government curriculum and only three days of job shadowing. Now, thanks to a partnership, students will be able to participate in a three-week unpaid internship in addition to two weeks of learning, which earns them 10 elective credits.
School Superintendent Christopher R. Hoffman plans to welcome the students on Monday and he will present to students on the role of being a school superintendent, his motivation for becoming an educational leader and what it’s like to work in government. He will also highlight the skills, experience and education needed to become a school superintendent.
Several public services will be providing students with real-life, hands-on work experience in varying positions. This year’s program designers aimed to address the need to create more than a job-shadowing program, and, instead developed a guide, standards, an interview process to discuss career interests and appropriate placement.
Additional Information/Highlights about Elk Grove Civic Summer:
- A variety of guest speakers representing multiple local agencies, spread throughout the five-week program, will speak to students.
- The program starts on June 18 through July 27. (No class week of July 2-6)
- There are approximately 30 junior and senior EGUSD students registered for this program.
- Students were interviewed and chosen for their desire to learn about Government.
- Each student will have an opportunity to intern with a professional from a variety of government agencies in Elk Grove and some neighboring communities.
- On the last day, the students may be participating in a mock City Council meeting.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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