Nonpartisan Event Draws Voters
At Southwest Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, students created a nonpartisan meet-and-greet event with local and national political candidates and referendum representatives. To promote the candidates night and encourage voter registration, SkillsUSA members worked with government classes. Seniors made presentations to underclassmen and reached out to local businesses, community groups and news media. They also created a social-media campaign, #SWCTACandidateNight. Refreshments were prepared by culinary arts students, and snacks were sold to raise funds. The chapter’s Community Service contest team presented this project and earned a bronze medal at nationals. See their PowerPoint below:
Photo: Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas. Used with permission.