Counselor Advocacy Day-Day on the Hill Springfield
Come advocate for your profession!
We will meet in Springfield. 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.
We will start the day at the Hoogland Center, 420 S. 6th St., Springfield, IL.
This is quite close to the Capitol Building. Parking can be found in nearby lots and/or on the street. Make sure you bring coins in case you find a meter that is open!
Amtrak Schedule to Springfield:
Leave Chicago 7:00 am Arrive Springfield 10:15 am (Capitol is walking distance from train station)
Cost $21.00 one way
Return: 4:56 pm – Arrive Chicago 8:40 pm
We will finish the day at Obed & Issacs,
500 S 6th Street, Springfield, IL.
10:00 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.
ISCA and IMHCA are buying lunch.
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!