LAURINBURG — Partners In Ministry sent four youth interns and three staff members on a trip to Raleigh last month to see democracy in action.
State Rep. Garland Pierce took the group on a tour of the General Assembly. This was the first visit to the state capitol for some of the youth.
Pierce also showed them his seat in the General Assembly and how buttons are pushed for voting. The group also visited a museum where they learned about the history of North Carolina.
“The capitol was amazing. I loved the view and talking with Rep. Pierce,” said Muhammed Watkins, an intern.
The summer youth intern program is funded by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council.
“Needless to say, they had a wonderful time and returned with many fun memories,” said Anna Troy, outreach coordinator for Partners In Ministry.