“It is fun to address a group of young people that are so focused and they are very anxious to learn whatever they can about politics, issues, and media” – Brendan McLaughlin, ABC Action News Anchor

“I absolutely loved the Capitol Leadership Academy. My experi­ence was phenomenal. I learned the in’s and out’s of the political field and I recommend this program to anyone who has a hunger for politics” -Rodneshia Ingram, CLA Alumni

“I think it is great that you’re taking this time and getting involved.”
-Mayor Joe Affronti

“The Capitol Leadership Academy taught me how to get involved in politics at every level, not just as a candidate, but working behind the scenes as well. It also taught me how to get my issue across accu­rately and positively” – Brittany McLemore CLA Alumni

“Anyone who is interested in politics will find this program useful. Not only did I learn more than I expected to, I networked with so many powerful individuals that I know will help me in the fu­ture. It has been a tremen­dous experience. I have made friends with people who have the same in­terests.”
-Sarah Kassem, 2009 CLA Class

“CLA was a really great experience, because I got to learn about passing laws and campaigning with people, and I made friends with like-mind­ed individuals. I un­locked some kind of potential that I did not really know I had, like public speaking. I would recom­mend it to anyone who is interested in politics”
– Isaac Loutfi, CLA Alumni

“The Academy had a huge impact on my life. It has developed so many skills that I did not even know I had, such as my public speaking skills, learn­ing about behind the scenes in the campaigns, and how to actually run your own campaign; which is something that this has led me to think about”
-Emily Tocci, CLA Alumni