Former President George W. Bush

“All Americans have the privilege of participating in our democracy. We also have a responsibility to develop an understanding of the operations and purposes of government. Programs such as the Washington Workshops help our young people to acquire this knowledge and encourage them to fully understand and participate in the political system. I commend attendees for demonstrating your commitment to learning more about our great Nation and for your dedication to becoming better leaders.”

Former President George W. Bush
Former President William Jefferson Clinton

“America’s success depends upon our ability to embrace the energy and creativity of all of our citizens. In a democratic nation, it is imperative that we not only understand the workings of our government, but the we also become active participants in it.”

Former President William Jefferson Clinton
Former President Ronald Reagan

“Your participation in Washington Workshops programs reflects your commitment to a greater understanding of government, business, and global affairs. The knowledge gained from these seminars will serve you well no matter what career you pursue.”

Former President Ronald Reagan
Former Vice President Albert Gore, Jr.

“I am impressed with the Washington Workshops focus on growth and understanding. An ambitious student leaves Washington with a valuable experience in how democracy works.”

Former Vice President Albert Gore, Jr.
Congressman Mike McIntyre, NC

“My summer with Washington Workshops … your friendship and inspiration … had a life-changing impact on me which is why I am here in Congress today, by God’s grace.”

Congressman Mike McIntyre, NC Former Washington Workshops student participant
Senator Robert Menendez, NJ

“Washington Workshops gave me an inside look at the workings of Congress and the Federal Government that was so exciting—I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”

Senator Robert Menendez, NJ Former Washington Workshops student participant
Former Majority Leader, Sen. Bob Dole

“The Washington Workshops has provided this unique and inspiring experience to hundreds of young men and women with skill and success. I am proud to have participated in the program, and hope that it will continue for many, many years to come.”

Former Majority Leader, Sen. Bob Dole
Hon. James A. Baker, III Former Secretary of State

“The Washington Workshops Foundation is to be commended for providing this important education program. By developing a citizenry informed about the political, economic and strategic aspects of foreign relations, you contribute greatly to the future well-being of our nation and world.”

Hon. James A. Baker, III Former Secretary of State
The Honorable Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services

“I sat in your seat 37 years ago as a student – January or February 1972 – and never dreamed I’d be standing in front of you today.  But it was that one week with Washington Workshops that changed my mind about what I could do in my life completely.”

The Honorable Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Mayor Stephanie Miner, Mayor of Syracuse, New York

“The opportunity you and Washington Workshops gave me was an important part of my journey that led me to the mayor’s office. Thank you for playing such an important and formative part of my life.”

Mayor Stephanie Miner, Mayor of Syracuse, New York WW Alumnus