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 U.S. Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program sends two delegates from every state to spend a week in Washington, D.C., where they study our government firsthand.  There is also a $5,000 college scholarship for each delegate.

The 2014 program will be March 8-15, 2014.

 

Application

 

Applications for the 2014 USSYP will be released to the school system USSYP coordinators next year on Friday, August 23, 2013.

High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.  Students who are interested should look over the criteria in the USSYP 2013 Brochure, available for download at the right, and then contact their school counselor or system coordinator for an application starting August 26, 2013.

Each school system/private school may nominate one candidate to the state level.  The process by which they select that candidate is up to them.

After the applications are received and scored, each candidate will be given the USSYP Qualifying Exam, which consists of five sections of questions on politics and government and one essay section.

The top-scoring candidate in each Congressional District will be invited to interview in Atlanta at the Georgia Department of Education on Friday, November 15, 2013.  The judges will select two Delegates and two Alternates.

July 8, 2013: Note that the list of Local System Coordinators to the right is last year's list.  The 2014 coordinators will be released near the end of August; interested students may check with their local system to see if the coordinator has remained the same.

  

 

 USSYP 2012 GA Delegates Daniel Johnson & Channing Ruff

 
 

 USSYP 2012 Delegates with Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson

 
 

 This is the dessert that every delegate takes a photo of...

 

This page was updated Monday, July 8, 2013.

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 Contact Information

 
Keisha Ford-Jenrette 
Program Manager 
kford@doe.k12.ga.us 
2062 Twin Towers East 
Atlanta, Georgia 30334 
Tel (404) 657-2949
 

 USSYP Documents