Program aimed at cultivating the next generation of leaders
Now in its sixth year, the Young Legislators Program offers high school seniors in the 41st Assembly District, represented by Assemblymember Chris Holden, a front row seat to the public policy and political arena.
“I’m excited to launch the sixth annual Young Legislators Program for the 41st Assembly District,” said Holden. “While we are meeting virtually this year, I have no doubt this program will again have a lasting impact on the students.”
During the four-month program, students will meet virtually once a month to become better advocates on issues they care about, gain valuable leadership skills, and learn about the legislative process.
“I loved learning about the role and importance of both local government and agencies that work to serve their communities,” said Bess Brandow who participated in the 2019 Young Legislators Program.
“The entire program was phenomenal! It strengthened my passion for politics and has made me become more engaged to further follow what I believe in,” said Osvaldo Valdiviezo who participated in the 2018 Young Legislators Program. “Also, the friendships and memories I made are something I treasure and am grateful for.”
The 2021 Young Legislators Program is open to high school seniors living in the 41st Assembly District. Applicants must commit to four monthly, two-hour Saturday meetings starting in February 2021 and submit applications by Dec. 15, 2020. Program details and application are available online at a41.asmdc.org/young-legislators-program-2021.