Young Legislators Program

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, California State Assembly, 58th District

Overview of Program:

Inspired by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia’s desire to educate — and enrich the lives of — adolescents within her district, the Young Legislators Program seeks to provide high school students with the opportunity to become acquainted with the legislative process and to integrate themselves within their local communities through service. Upon completion of this program, participating individuals will have cultivated a thorough understanding of legislative politics and will be well-equipped with the means necessary to become “leaders of tomorrow.”

The Young Legislators Program consists of both legislative education and community service. By means of the former, students will be able to learn about the process by which proposed bills become laws. And so, participants will routinely discuss among each other possible ideas for legislation and learn how to draft, submit and ultimately win approval for these ideas. On the other hand, the latter portion of the program will give Young Legislators the hands-on experience of working within their communities through attendance of local events hosted by Asm. Garcia’s district office. Moreover, all students who complete the program will travel to Sacramento to hold mock committee meetings and a floor session at the State Capitol building.

Please note that application to — and participation in — the Young Legislators Program is free of cost.