Fellows in Government
**FIG Program for 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic, stay tuned to 2021**
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 and to expand on their interests.
FIG is designed to be an intensive learning experience that will allow students to identify their areas of interest. FIG consists of a week-long of extracurricular activities and events that will be programed to focus on a role of government and/or a pertinent community issues.
This program will be held each day between Monday, July 27th through Saturday, August 1st from 9 AM to 5 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,
- Accept the Fellows in Government Commitment Contract, and
- Attend the mandatory orientation meeting.
In addition, applicants must be incoming 8th graders that live in the 58th State Assembly District for the 2020-2021 academic year.
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.