On Wednesday March 8, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. visited with students at the Family Life Academy Charter School to teach a civics class and about the political process and how to be more engaged their community.

The borough president talked with third grade students, giving them a lesson on how different aspects of government work. This included holding a mock Congressional hearing to give the young students an idea as to how a bill is passed. Borough President Diaz also talked with members of Family Life Academy Charter School’s student-government, answering questions about the role of the borough president’s office and how to get involved their communities at a young age.

“You are never too young to learn how government works or to get involved in your community,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “Learning how bills are created and discussing issues that affect our communities is a great way to pique the minds of our future leaders, to get them to think about the impact they can make in their schools and in their communities.”