2018 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 2018-2019 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 college and career preparation, civic participation and the legislative process.

The four-week long program is free of charge. The program offers workshops on leadership development, community service, and levels of government. 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-based organizations and local government, while also possessing knowledge of the legislative process and the workings of the California State Legislature. 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. Please click on the video below to see Assemblymember Jim Cooper welcome the 2018 Young Assemblymembers from the 9th District on the Assembly Floor.

California State Capitol - 2018 Young Legislators Program