Program aimed at cultivating the next generation of leaders
Published : Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 11:46 AM
Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) today announced the availability of applications for the 2020 Young Legislators Program. Now in its fifth year, the Young Legislators Program, offers high school seniors in the 41st Assembly District a front row seat to the public policy and political arena.
“I’m excited to launch the fifth annual Young Legislators Program for the 41st Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “I have no doubt this program will again have a lasting impact on the students and I look forward to meeting next year’s Young Legislators.”
During the six month program, students will meet once a month to become better advocates on issues they care about, gain valuable leadership skills, and learn about the legislative process. The program concludes with a free trip to northern California to visit the Facebook headquarters and the State Capitol.
“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 2020 Young Legislators Program is open to high school seniors living in the 41st Assembly District. Applicants must commit to five monthly, 3-4 hour Saturday meetings starting in January 2020 and submit applications by November 13, 2019. Program details and application are available online at https://a41.asmdc.org/press-releases/20190910-assemblymember-chris-holden-accepting-applications-2020-young-legislators.