Democracy

in Action

Encouraging Civic Engagement

Civic and community development.

The Democracy in Action program benefits a select group of students from congressional districts in communities served by the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF).  Through our program we aim to improve the civic involvement and political awareness upon which strong communities are built. It is also our hope that these students will discover their innate talents for leadership, learning, and compassion.

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Washington D.C.

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March 16-22, 2019

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$1,745

Promote Good Citizenship

The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) focuses its efforts on programs that are designed to improve the quality of life in the communities served by the cruise industry. CICF supports programs that enhance educational opportunities for youth, including those designed to improve literacy, teach basic life skills, and promote good citizenship.

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Meet US Congressmen

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Model Congress Simulation

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Tour the US Capitol

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The Model Congress helped me find what I believe in, and allowed me a safe place to voice my opinion. I learned how to defend my position as well as strategically poke holes in the oppositions' arguments. Now I understand why it's important to learn about political issues.

– Hannah P., Hawai'i

Get the Experience

These are typical activities planned throughout the Democracy in Action Seminar. To customize your experience, give us a call or send us an email with the additional educational experiences your school is interested in.

Seminar Specifics

  • Seven days in our nation’s capital with on-site study of the US Congress and Federal Government

  • Meet your US Senators and Representatives on exclusive visits on Capitol Hill

  • Gain a hands-on understanding of how laws are made while working with fellow students in the Model Congress Simulation

  • Tour of the US Capitol Building

  • Special Maritime Day – The US Naval Academy, Baltimore Ports and the US Coast Guard

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Lodging and Transportation

  • Round Trip Travel to Washington, DC

  • Rooming – Experience life on a college campus with full housing in college dorms

  • Breakfast, Lunch Stipend and Dinner Each Day of the Seminar

  • Dinner Cruise and Dance on the Potomac River

  • Full-time presence of trained seminar staff to provide interpretation, facilitation, and supervision

Questions?

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