On Saturday, February 21, 2015, the Chatham County Youth Commission embarked on their Annual Legislative Tour arriving in Washington, DC on Sunday morning after a night of light snow, but with seasonably warm temperatures during the day. They visited the International Spy Museum, a privately owned museum dedicated to the history, trade and role of espionage, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on public display. The Youth Commissioners then visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, America’s official memorial to the Holocaust, where they learned of the atrocities of the Holocaust. They also visited the Lincoln Memorial, King Memorial and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
On Monday, February 23, 2015, the Chatham County Youth Commission began the 2nd day of their Annual Legislative Tour at the White House, where they met with members of President Obama’s Administration about youth initiatives. They had the opportunity to share their concerns about federal support and funding for programs in Savannah/ Chatham County. They then visited the US Capitol.
On Tuesday, February 23, 2015, the Youth Commission left Philadelphia in 6 degree weather and traveled to New York to spend a “Day At The Museum” by visiting the American Museum of Natural Museum and touring the City before attending The Lion King on Broadway.
On Wednesday, February 24, 2015 the Youth Commission visited ABC’s Good Morning America and was seen nationwide on the NBC’s Today Show before heading back to Alexandria,- VA to meet with representatives of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about internet safety and child trafficking initiatives before returning to Savannah through a severe snow storm in North Carolina.