High School/College Partnerships

The White House Decision Center

Harry S Truman

The White House Decision Center seeks to actively engage students in the learning process. A day of active student role-playing at the center highlights the program. During the White House Decision Center curriculum, students take on the roles of actual presidential advisors, recommending a course of action on a critical issue from the Truman Presidency.

A presidential briefing initiates the decision process and leads to group meetings where students are faced with a national or international dilemma.

Students working in teams, analyze documents and advise their president. Decisions are prepared and presented at a press conference where the policy is announced by the president and questioned by student reporters.

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If in the future you want to take a class and only want general information about the White House Decision Center, Click here: www.trumanlibrary.org.

White House Decision Center Phone Numbers

Tom Heuertz
(816) 833-1400, ext. 253
(800) 833-1225, ext. 253
Fax: (816) 268-8297
Email: tom.huertz@nara.gov

NOTE: For your school to receive financial assistance, both the UMKC and WHDC forms must be completely filled out. A copy of the WHDC form should be forwarded to UMKC with your school's application for financial aid.

Contact Info

711E 51st St, 2 Scofield
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Phone: (816) 235-1165
Fax: (816)235-1728
hscp@umkc.edu