Walt Whitman’s Hispanic Youth Task Force Ready for Albany

State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci and Walt Whitman ESL/Social Studies Teacher Barbara Haik with the 2014 representatives of Walt Whitman High School’s Hispanic Youth Task Force. Students left to right: Wilbert Rivas, Erlish Quintanilla and Cesia Deras.
State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci and Walt Whitman ESL/Social Studies Teacher Barbara Haik with the 2014 representatives of Walt Whitman High School’s Hispanic Youth Task Force. Students left to right: Wilbert Rivas, Erlish Quintanilla and Cesia Deras.

Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci was recently visited by members of Walt Whitman High School’s Hispanic Youth Task Force in his district office. Lupinacci discussed several pieces of legislation with the students designed to better their community, and also helped prepare them for a mock legislative session held in the New York State Assembly chambers.

“It was a great pleasure to meet with these exceptional students and help them to gain a better understanding of how our state government works. Through their participation and interest in our state’s legislative process, they have proven themselves to be true leaders among their peers,” said Lupinacci. “I enjoyed listening to the local and global issues that they find most interesting and appreciated all their valuable input. I have no doubt that they will continue to work hard in order to make positive changes in their community.”

The students will be in Albany this weekend for the Spring 2014 SOMOS El Futuro Conference. SOMOS El Futuro is sponsored each year by the Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force to encourage Hispanic students to participate in government and the electoral process.

Once the students are back from Albany we will update the website with photos, as well as what their experience was like.