Fellows in Government
Overview of Program
In accordance with Assemblymember Cristina Garcia’s desire to educate, empower, and engage the youth of her district, the Fellows in Government (FIG) Program will provide 8th graders with the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and to get involved in their communities through service. The FIG Program will expose student participants to the inner workings of state and local government while contextualizing issues that affect their lives. In addition to the emphasis on community service and volunteerism, our goal is to empower students to have an active voice in government, to speak up and explore, and to expand on their interests.
The program is designed to be an intensive learning experience that will allow students to identify their areas of interest. Each of our 5 meeting days will be programmed to focus on a role of government and/or a pertinent community issue.
Each meeting will be held on all Saturdays in October 7, 14, 21, 28 and on November 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Please note: parents or legal guardians must be able to pick up and drop off students to and from each meeting.
Application Process and Requirements
In order to successfully apply for the Fellows in Government Program (FIG), a student must:
- Fill out and submit an application by the deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2017,
- Accept the Fellows in Government Commitment Contract, and
- Attend the mandatory orientation meeting.
In addition, applicants must be 8th graders attending a middle or intermediate school within the 58th State Assembly District for the 2017-18 academic year. And they must also be in possession of at least a 2.5 un-weighted GPA.
Our goal is to select a few accomplished students who have both the desire and dedication required to better their communities and their lives through this program.