From June 22nd to 26th the Green Reapers were in Washington D.C. for the National Advocacy Conference. At this conference, team members were taught how to advocate with their members of Congress. They were also introduced to the Every Student Succeeds Act, Title IV, Part A which allocates money to after school STEM programs such as robotics.
On June 23rd we went to Capital Hill to talk to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the offices of Senator Warren, Senator Markey, and Representative McGovern. The team also went to the White House and talked to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.