Village Academy empowers students through their student government program. Students campaign and vote for student representtatives. Student government hosts school forums, organizes school events and learns more about local government. Students recently participated in exploratory learning by visiting local government officials. Assemblywoman Michelle Titus was kind enough to host Village Academy student government in her office. They discussed the process a bill goes through before becoming law, and the role government plays in our community as the students listened and sipped hot chocolate. Titus also shared with the students that she and her family are directly affected by the laws and bills she fights for because she lives, works and chooses to raise her family in this community. Sonejah Richards, class secretary, inquired about the years of education she would need to go into politics; a career path she had not considered before entering Village Academy. Deonna Artis, class president, and Marcus Matoroom, class vice president, said that they learned a great deal about government. All students returned to school, reinvigorated about their roles in enhancing life at Village Academy.