"I am more aware, giving me the opportunity to make better decisions."
"It's easier to identify the cause/effect relationship between all decisions made in government"
"This is a great experience for someone who wants to go into any profession. I think I will be more informed on international issues and develop opinions which will reflect in my voting."
"My views are now more open due to the fact that I see more than one side to everything."
"From listening to students my age I realize that there are many ways and many different opinions on how to deal with global issues."
Students representing various schools throughout Indiana
participating in an ice-breaker activity at the start of the Forum
"I found the entire experience worthwhile. The students were provided with a conducive environment of learning and exploration. I appreciated the open-minded thoughts that were expressed. I thought it was very rewarding for my students and me. I would like to participate again in the future!"
"I think that it was good for the students attending to work with other students from around the state. The students in the classroom benefited from the curriculum and from our discussion when we returned."
"By thinking methodically about the process and of the subject, it has increased my awareness of other viewpoints as well as the subjects and topics themselves."
"I now have a vehicle to allow my students a chance to voice their thoughts."
"Capitol Forum has kept global issues constantly relevant…"
Student representative participating in small-group deliberation
at the Forum