- Was Forum exciting for you?
- What was your favorite part about being in Forum?
- If you could change something about forum what would it be?
- Did you like Forum more or program areas more?
- If you could give one piece of advice to the freshman in forum what would it be?
- Is there any additional comments you would like to make regarding Forum?
These questions above were asked to three delegates as we roamed around Sacramento this Friday. The results from these interview were satisfactory and provided us with some insight on other’s perspective on the beginning stage of Youth and Government. While most of the responses listed below do not answer every question clearly, they can be great words for improvement and advice concerning this program
Daniel Roth: Conejo Valley
- I am enjoying Forum this year and I get to be in two bill groups in court. One of my committees focuses on Children 0-12 and how they are deprived from breast milk in the foster care system. I am also in Forum court and enjoy reading the legal cases.
- If I had to change anything about Forum I would like the to add more choice to what committee you join. Rather than having some committees merging, it would be better to have an even number of delegates in each group.
- Forum is a good introduction into how everything works.
Laz Meiman: West Valley
- My favorite thing about Forum is the delegates, getting to meet and interact with new people everyday.
- My belief is that bills should be written before Sacramento and that’s what I would change.
- I would encourage newcomers to Forum to speak a lot and involve yourself in the program because it’s a preparatory program and will make future years in Youth and Government better.
Kayden Huffman:Central Coast
- ( Was Forum exciting?) I enjoy participating in forum, but it wasn’t necessarily exciting. My committee didn’t know much about our bill and therefore it was edited many times.
- It’s interesting to learn how the roles flesh out, if I hadn’t done forum I wouldn’t understood how things would be done in my further years of Youth and Government. At T&E one, my group played many icebreakers and we weren’t allowed to start writing the bills yet, we were just told to think about them.
- My advice to incoming freshman is to participate in your group as much as you can and learn about different roles because it’ll be very valuable for later years.
*Not direct quotes, phrased interviews.
Written by: Anonymous