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Youth Legislature

Youth Legislature is a middle school program that introduces students to the legislative process. Since 1978, the program has promoted youth leadership, cooperation and teamwork among peers and has given students the confidence they need to go on to participate in leadership roles in high school and in their community.

Students who participate in Youth Legislature receive classroom instruction and participate in a two-day mock legislative session at the Old State Capitol. Students elect a Governor and House and Senate officers. They also sponsor, debate, pass and fail bills, which they have drafted. They lead and serve on legislative committees and speak publicly before an audience.

Currently, more than 45 schools from 13 parishes participate in Youth Legislature. Nearly 2,000 students experience the mock legislative process over a period of eight weeks.

For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Paula Braud, Program Director/Youth Legislature.

Be sure to visit Youth Legislature's Facebook Page to keep up to date on everything going on! You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram

Session Dates

Session 1 - March 7 & 8

  1. Denham Springs Jr.
  2. East Iberville
  3. Holy Family
  4. St. Jean Vianney
  5. University View
  6. Episcopal of Acadiana

Session 2 - March 9 & 10 (FULL)

  1. Maurpas
  2. Mayfair
  3. St. Aloysius
  4. St. Jude
  5. Trinity Lutheran

Session 3 - March 14 & 15

  1. MBS
  2. Parkview Baptist
  3. Port Allen
  4. St. Alphonsus
  5. St. Francis Xavier

Session 4 - March 16 & 17

  1. Buckeye
  2. Cope
  3. Glasglow
  4. Prairieville
  5. Sacred Heart
  6. St. Genevieve
  7. Tioga Jr. High
  8. Trinity Episcopal

 

Session 5 - March 21 & 22

  1. Aurther F. Smith
  2. Brusly
  3. Cornerstone
  4. Dunham
  5. St. Theresa

Session 6 - March 23 & 24 (FULL)

  1. Pineville
  2. St. George
  3. St. Martin's Episcopal
  4. St. Thomas More

Session 7 - March 28 & 29 (FULL)

  1. Brighton
  2. Bluff Middle
  3. Galvez
  4. Scotlandville
  5. St. Amant
  6. St. Bernard
  7. St. John

Session 8 - March 30 & 31 (FULL)

  1. Academy of Scared Heart
  2. Berchmans Academy
  3. Catholic High of PC
  4. Central
  5. Gonzales Middle
  6. Iberville STEM
  7. West Feliciana

To get involved in the Youth Legislature Program contact Paula Braud.

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