2017 Young Assemblymembers Program

Program Description

The Young Assemblymembers Program is a four-week long program which is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students entering the 2017-2018 school year. The program has been created to provide students that reside in California’s 9th Assembly District with an opportunity to develop skills in leadership, team building and problem solving, and to understand the importance of civic participation and the legislative process.

The Program

The four-week long program is free of charge. The program offers workshops on legislation, community service, critical thinking, and conflict resolution. Students will participate in an initial two-day leadership development training to sharpen and learn leadership skills. At the end of the four weeks the participants will be able to effectively communicate with others, have knowledge of community organizations and experience in community service projects, while also possessing knowledge of the legislative process and the workings of a California State legislator. These students will be able to refer to their time with the program as work and volunteer experience.

The program aims to spark an interest in these young adults to become active in their communities and take part in the democratic process by providing them with important information. 

Strategy and Implementation

The Young Assemblymembers Program schedule is every Tuesday and Thursday from July 11th to August 8th from 2pm to 5pm, and will take place at the State Capitol.

  • Friday, June 9th:  Application deadline
  • July 11 & 13:  Leadership Development, Legislative Process, Media, and Professionalism
  • July 18 & 20: Community Organizations, Community Service
  • July 25 & 27: Homelessness, Affordable Housing
  • August 1 and 3: Tour of State Capitol and Assembly Floor, Program Completion Ceremony

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