By Paul Schmitt
STURGEON BAY, WI (Paul Schmitt) – The Youth in Government program through the Door County YMCA has set the political wheels in motion for many past high school students, including 1st Representative Joel Kitchen’s daughter. Caroline Kitchens, a 2008 Sturgeon Bay High School graduate who now lives in Washington D.C., says the program was a defining part of her high school years and had a huge impact in where she is today.
Kitchens says the Youth in Government experience gave her the confidence she needed to know she could make it in our nation’s capital. A 2012 graduate of Duke University, Kitchens is currently working on the federal affairs team at the R Street Institute which is a non-profit organization that is a free think tank advancing solutions to complex policy problems.