Youth Legislature kicks off at the Old State Capital

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What a time to be a kid. Middle school years is the time in life where most kids start to think about what they want to do with their futures. Professional athletes, doctors, and lawyers are just a few of the first professions that come to mind. But what about a future in politics? Exposing students to other career fields early can help shape their interest. That’s what programs like Youth Legislature does.

This year more than 1,900 middle school students throughout Louisiana will come together to learn the legislative process through hands on experience.  Students will participate in the process and procedures of Louisiana state government. This program allows students to learn the legislative process first hand.

Students will run for and elect a Governor, Speaker of the House and Senate President.  Through Youth Legislature, students have the opportunity to participate in the entire legislative process.  Students write, sponsor, and debate bills.  They lead and serve on legislative committees and speak publicly before an audience.  The Press gathers and reports information about Bills, Legislators, Senators and the Governors cabinet while photo journalist document the proceedings through photography and videography and post on social media.

Youth Legislature provides students with the experience that supports and solidifies information studied in the classroom. 

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