2017-2018 Young Legislators Program

Overview of the Program

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin is honored to welcome the second cohort of The Young Legislators Program in the 44th Assembly District, a program with the goal of preparing our youth today in becoming future leaders of tomorrow.

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The program will expose students to state and local legislative process, local issues affecting the community, navigating the higher education system, and introduce them to career opportunities. It consists of:

  1. Six Saturday seminars on civic engagement in local city and county government; navigating higher education; and career opportunities. The seminars will be in collaboration with community figures and other leaders from the 44th Assembly District.
  1. A trip to the State Capitol in Sacramento, where students will learn how ideas become laws, observe a full session of the State Assembly, sit-in on committee hearings, and meet with other legislators and policymakers from across our state.

The Young Legislators Program is a great introduction on how government works and impacts local communities. It will help create a foundation for youth and motivate them to take leadership within their community.

Eligibility and Important Dates:

  • Only high school incoming 2017-2018 sophomores and juniors in the City of Oxnard (or surrounding areas of El Rio, Nyland Acres, and Port Hueneme) are currently eligible.
  • In order to be considered, you must commit to the SIX Saturday seminars from October 2017- April 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Deadline to apply is Friday, September 15, 2017.

For questions, please contact my Oxnard district office at (805) 483-4488.

2017-2018 Young Legislators Application

 

Section 1: Background Information
Student Information
Parent/Guardian
Section 2: School Information
Section 3: Extra Curricular Activities List

In the box below, please list any extracurricular activities you are or were involved with including student leadership, school clubs, school programs, sports, other after school activities, employment experience, volunteer experience, internships, or describe any other family responsibilities you have outside school. Include the following information for each activity:

- List offices or positions held within activity.
- Include the grade level(s) and duration of your participation.
- Hours per month for each activity.

Section 4: Letters of Recommendation

Please submit two letters of recommendation. One from an educator (teacher, counselor, principal, etc.) and the other from a community member (community organization representative, employment supervisor, etc.) Please submit along with your completed application form and high school transcript. Please do not mail in separately.

Section 5: Official High School Transcripts

Please submit an official copy of your most recent high school transcript. Please submit along with your completed application form and recommendation letters. Please do not mail in separately.

Section 6: Two (2) Essay Questions

Please provide complete responses to ALL Two essay questions.

1. In 500 words or less, discuss the world you come from. For example your family, community, school and tell us how your world has developed your goals, aspiration, and your current leadership potential.

2. In 250 words or less, tell us why you want to participate in Assemblymember Irwin’s Young Leaders Program and what you hope to gain from your participation.