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Applications sought for 49th Youth Legislative Assembly

RALEIGH — Leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly are inviting high school students to apply for the 49th annual Youth Legislative Assembly.

“North Carolina’s Youth Legislative Assembly offers students a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about the legislative process and to develop leadership skills that will help them succeed in life,” said Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore. “We are proud to continue this long tradition of helping prepare our state’s future leaders.”

The Legislative Services Office is accepting applications for the conference to be held April 12-14 in Raleigh. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 13. The application can be found at http://www.ncleg.net/ncgainfo/YLA.html .

The assembly teaches high school students about the state law as well as the lawmaking process. Students draft, debate and vote on mock legislation while developing skills in research, interviewing, group facilitation and policy writing.

As the bills are debated, the students get a chance to practice communicating their ideas, opinions and experiences in a team-building environment. At the conclusion of the three-day program, the participants have a better understanding of the lawmaking process as well as enhanced written and oral communication skills.

The program provides an opportunity for youths to engage with peers from across the state in a structured, positive environment. It is open to students in North Carolina who are in good standing at a public, private, charter or home school.

For more information, email program coordinator Erica Gallion at erica.gallion@ncleg.net or call 919-301-1372.

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