S.T.U.F.F. is a four-day student-led adventure in politics and government where students delve into elections, mock legislature, finding solutions to the problems in our state, and asking prominent members of our community tough questions, discussing in committees, worshiping, and exploring Biblical mandates for Christians. Lunch is included. Registration is expected to open July 30, 2021. Space is limited. You don't want to miss this!
S.T.U.F.F. Dress Code
We require the attendees to present themselves in a professional manner. S.T.U.F.F. values student leadership and integrity, and over the course of the week, students will have opportunities to make impressions upon speakers, parents, and their peers. Dress Code is a crucial part of that.
Tips: We recognize that outfitting your student in professional attire may present some challenges but please don't let that deter you from coming. Being well-dressed is part of the fun and part of the learning. We have found the most success by shopping at thrift stores where skirts are long enough and affordable. We have also had success in the clearance section at JCPenny.
Please wear a knee-length skirt or dress
Skirts are preferred, however ladies may wear a business pantsuit; no separates, leggings, shorts, or jeans. (This means if you are wearing pants, you must also be wearing a jacket.)
Do not wear fabric that is sheer, clingy, or too casual
Blouses must have sleeves unless under a blazer, and should not be tight, low, or short
Please wear dress shoes, flats, or sandals (no tennis shoes)
Dress pants are required; no jeans, corduroys, or cargo pants
Please wear a traditional button-front dress shirt and a professional tie
Dress shoes are required; no flip-flops, sandals, or tennis shoes
A suit jacket or blazer is required
The pre-class homework helps to prepare students to fully participate. It also aids parents in developing a high school government credit. Please download the homework packet - Homework Packet
What people are saying about S.T.U.F.F.
This was an excellent in-person alternative to TeenPact 2021. My daughter had a great time learning about and "owning" the legislative process, as the students ran campaigns, held elections, introduced bills and formed committees to pass or "kill" them. She made many new friends. Her activities initiated family conversations about the nuances of the legislative process and gave her a great perspective of what it means to be an informed and involved citizen. THANK YOU for such an amazing event!! My daughter came home each day smiling, with plenty of stories about her committee experiences and some of the hilarious bills that had been introduced. She looked forward to each new day. She admired the work that the older and more experienced students put into the event and spoke about how kind they were to her and the other students. She especially loved the evening social events and is looking forward to social opportunities in the future with her new friends (particularly dances ;D).
I want to thank you for an amazing week. Your courageousness, intelligence, and hard work are greatly appreciated by me and my family. The amount of prayer that went into STUFF must have been immense and your love of God shows through in every moment of the class and permeates the lives of these children. I really can't than you enough for this week. The seeds you have planted will grow and flourish with God's help and I've already seen their fruit in [my son]. You and your children have given all the students a strong example to strive for in their own lives. Thanks again and please know you are part of our prayers.