Elementary School’s Shared Decision Making Committee, a collaboration of
parents, teachers and administration, has been working to develop a college and
career readiness program aimed at increasing students’ excitement and
enthusiasm for higher learning and future employment opportunities.
As part of this program, the students had the chance to learn about careers in politics and law when State Sen. Phil Boyle visited the school. A lifelong resident of New York’s Fourth Senate District, Boyle served several years on Capitol Hill as a senior congressional aide, and was elected to the New York State Senate in November 2012. Prior to his work in the Senate, Boyle was a founding partner in the law firm of Steinberg & Boyle LLP, as well as an active volunteer firefighter with the Great River Fire Department.
Boyle emphasized to Woodhull students the importance of working at something one enjoys, and spoke about the career change he made to further help others. The students listened attentively and asked several questions about the job of a state senator and the highlights of Boyle’s college and career experience.
The school’s main goal through such programs is to provide students with the opportunity to meet and speak with successful members of society, thereby better preparing them to be dynamic citizens of today’s ever-changing society.
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