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Illinois


Springfield, Illinois

Illinois
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Class Director Tommy Carrington
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class March 25-28, 2019
    Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    $270 first time students; $230 alumni students
  • Political Communication Workshop March 29, 2019
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day Class
  • Student Housing
    Please see below for housing information
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class March 29, 2019
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings
Contact Information

Lori Gaines, Field Director - 618-660-6955 - lori.gaines@teenpact.com

Christie Black, State Coordinator - 618-530-0895 - illinois@teenpact.com

Four Day Class

March 25-28, 2019

The Four Day Class is a dynamic, hands-on leadership experience where students learn about state government from a Christian worldview. Students gather at their local State Capitol to run for student office, participate in a mock legislature, and learn about how they can be effective leaders in their community back home. For students ages 13-19.

 

Please meet in the Howlett Building Auditorium by 12:45 p.m. on Monday. Plan to arrive early enough to allow adequate time to get through security. Please do not bring any luggage with you into the Howlett Building. The TeenPact staff will greet you at the Welcome Table.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Free parking is available at the Visitor’s Center, located at College and Edwards. If the visitor lot is full, you will need to bring rolls of quarters to feed parking meters.  Please be aware that time allowed at the parking meters varies between two, five, and nine hours. Nine hour meters are located on Monroe in front of the Stratton Building.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the Howlett Building.

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • A sack lunch for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday if the student chooses to not prepay catered lunches.

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the week.

 

We are pleased to offer catered lunches to all Four Day Students, as well as any family members who may be at the Capitol during the week. The cost of catered lunches is just $20 per person for the Four Day Class. Please select your lunch options accordingly at time of online registration.

 

Evening Sessions are an integral part of the TeenPact experience, allowing students to combine the academic emphasis in class with a spiritual focus on students’ relationships with God and one another.

 

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, TeenPact offers Evening Sessions that give students the opportunity to relax and fellowship with like-minded peers in a more casual environment. Students play games, participate in small groups, enjoy a time of worship, and are challenged by a message from the Class Director.

 

Evening sessions are held from 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Southern View Chapel. The church is a short two mile drive from the Baymont Inn and will be the location for all post-class activities. Dinner will be served for those students (and families) who purchase dinners at time of registration for just $25 Monday through Wednesday, or $32 Monday through Thursday.

 

Parents are invited to stay for as much of the class as possible. We love having parents observe what their students are learning! If you are not able to stay, you are welcome to drop off your student.

 

Please join us for graduation on Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. During graduation, students participate in a short mock legislative session, hear speeches from the elected officials, hear a charge from the Program Director, receive graduation certificates, and much more!

 

parents and siblings

TeenPact Illinois offers a Parent/Sibling Track at no additional charge and includes speakers, tours, prayer walks, and field experiences designed especially for TeenPact families. Parents can participate in the activities/days of their choice.

 

TeenPact Illinois parents and students are invited to stay at the Baymont Inn and Suites. Please call 217-529-6655 to make your reservation. Let them know that you are a TeenPact Illinois family to be included in the group. Room rates include complimentary hot breakfast.

 

NOTE: Please remember that TeenPact is not responsible for the safety and supervision of students after class dismisses in the afternoon. We ask that all attendees staying at the hotel have adult supervision.

 

Political Communication Workshop

March 29, 2019

The Political Communication Workshop trains students to analyze and interpret public presentations through a variety of activities and discussions. Students are challenged to develop critical thinking skills as they participate in policy debates, practice political negotiations, and discuss current events. For students ages 13-19.

 

Please meet in the Howlett Building Auditorium by 9:45 a.m on Friday. Please plan to arrive early enough to allow adequate time to get through security. The TeenPact staff will meet you at the Welcome Table and escort you to your classroom.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Free parking is available at the Visitor’s Center, located at College and Edwards. If the visitor lot is full, you will need to bring rolls of quarters to feed parking meters.  Please be aware that time allowed at the parking meters varies between two, five, and nine hours. Nine hour meters are located on Monroe in front of the Stratton Building.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the Howlett Building.

 

bring this

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • A sack lunch if the student chooses not to prepay for a catered lunch.

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the day.

We are pleased to offer catered lunches to all students at the Political Communication Workshop, as well as any family members who may be at the Capitol during the day. The cost of catered lunches is just $7 on Friday. Please select your lunch options accordingly at time of online registration.

 

Parents are invited to stay for as much of the class as possible. We love having parents observe what their students are learning! If you are not able to stay, you are welcome to drop off your student.

 

One Day Class

March 29, 2019

The One Day Class is an action-packed day full of exciting experiences that introduce students to their state government using a dynamic, hands-on approach. Students are led by an energetic staff team as they explore their Capitol, pray for their leaders, discuss their mock legislation, and so much more! For students ages 8-12.

 

Please meet in the Howlett Building Auditorium by 9:45 a.m on Friday. Please plan to arrive early enough to allow adequate time to get through security. The TeenPact staff will meet you at the Welcome Table.

 

Please review our dress code before attending the class.

 

parking

Free parking is available at the Visitor’s Center, located at College and Edwards. If the visitor lot is full, you will need to bring rolls of quarters to feed parking meters.  Please be aware that time allowed at the parking meters varies between two, five, and nine hours. Nine hour meters are located on Monroe in front of the Stratton Building.

 

directions

Click here for a map to the Howlett Building.

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • A sack lunch if a catered lunch is not ordered at time of registration.

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the day.

 

We are pleased to offer catered lunches to all One Day Students, as well as any family members who may be at the Capitol during the day. The cost of catered lunch is just $7 per person. Please select your lunch options accordingly at time of online registration.

 

Parents are required to stay with their students (and students they may be chaperoning from another family) for the entire class.