Go to the state capitol, or to Washington D.C.

Do your learners know that they can send their state senator an email, request a meeting, and schedule a tour of the Capitol and White House?  There are plenty of resources available online to help prepare, and then it’s just a matter of making the trip.  Imagine if they brought their issue directly to Washington and were able to receive candid feedback with follow-up actions—and then be taken for a nice tour through the Capitol and White House.  This experience just might change their mindset about the power they have as a citizen.