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. FIG consists of one community event and five meeting days that will be programmed to focus on a role of government and/or a pertinent community issue.
The community event and meetings will be held on the following Saturdays*: September 21, 28 and October 5, 12, 19, & 26. The community event on September 21 is from 9 AM – 11 AM, and each meeting is from 9 AM to 1 PM.
*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: Thursday, August 29, 2019,
- Accept the Fellows in Government Commitment Contract, and
- Attend the mandatory orientation meeting and community event.
In addition, applicants must be 8th graders that live in the 58th State Assembly District for the 2019-2020 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.