RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - With school out for the remainder of the semester, Chesterfield County is helping students keep up with their government studies by hosting ‘Chesterfield 101, a virtual program designed to teach high school students how their local government works.
Previously, ‘Chesterfield 101’ was held in-person, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event was moved to a virtual format in an effort to decrease the spread of the virus.
Three interactive sessions will be offered through Microsoft Teams, each lasting about an hour.
- May 19 at 2 p.m.
- May 21 at 10 a.m.
- May 21 at 6:30 p.m.
While ‘Chesterfield 101’ is a free virtual learning source targeted toward all Chesterfield high school students, registration is required as online slots are limited to the first 30 students.
County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey will provide a virtual welcome at each session.
The county’s Citizen Information and Resources Department started the program last year with the goal of educating Chesterfield’s youth on the basics of county government including, but not limited to, the districts, the Board of Supervisors and their positions, the budget, the broad spectrum of departments and positions/careers within the county, how government impacts residents (including teens) and how to get involved.
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