Saturday morning was the second meeting with this year’s Future Leaders Council – a program I started in 2017, made up of fifth graders from central Arkansas, that meets four times during the school year to learn about the Constitution, history, and how a bill becomes a law.
We met both virtually and in-person, at the Darragh Center at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library in Little Rock. During this meeting, we learned about federal powers and state powers – where they are separate and when they intersect.
I was joined by Arkansas Secretary of State, John Thurston, who helped teach the students more about the significance of state powers, and the importance of voting.
The meeting was filled with great discussion, and excellent questions from our bright, future leaders. I am already looking forward to our next meeting!