Spring 2021 - Springfield, IL
Come advocate for your profession! Contact Assistance@ilschoolcounselor.org to express interest.
Talk to your state Senator and Representative. Join with other counselors from throughout Illinois to advocate for school counseling concerns and mental health legislation. Both ISCA, IACAC and IMHCA and non-member Counselors, students and educators are welcome.
Typical - SCHEDULE10:00 am - Training begins (perhaps a bit sooner, depending on when the majority of our participants arrive).
Creation of groups and distribution of folders to each small group based on the number of legislators with which each group will speak.
11:45 Head to Capitol
11:45am-2:00 pm - Meet with legislators and observe the process (don't worry, we'll tell everyone what to expect - though some of you are becoming experts yourself!)
3:00-3:30pm - wrap up meetings location Obed & Issacs to turn in any leftover materials and debriefing forms. Feel free to stay and chat/unwind. Enjoy a beverage or snack (this will be self-pay).
Anytime after you check back in at location Obed & Issacs, you can head home and feel proud of your work!