National Advocacy Conference (NAC)
In June, team representatives attended the FIRST National Advocacy Conference (NAC) hosted by FRC Team 27, RUSH, in Washington, D.C.. They spoke with governors, congressmen and senators to form valuable relationships with their government officials and advocate for STEAM education legislation. Other items discussed at NAC included the positive effect of FIRST on school districts and cite the issues teams, especially those in underserved areas, often face. NAC provided students with an inside look at issues in education policy and an opportunity to influence positive change.