Wanted: Applicants for the U.S. Senate Youth Program
Time is running out to apply for this year’s United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).
Now in its 57th year, the program was created in 1962 by Senate Resolution 324. The William Randolph Hearst Foundation funded the program that sends two students from each state and the District of Columbia to spend a week in Washington, D.C., getting an in depth look at the federal government.
The program is open to high school juniors and seniors who are actively serving in student government, civic, and educational organizations. Applications go through the Wyoming Department of Education and must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 8.
At least eight finalists will be interviewed and the top two will serve as Wyoming delegates for Washington Week March 2 – 9, 2019. The finalist should be selected by Dec. 1.
In addition to an extensive orientation of all branches of the Federal government, participants will also meet with U.S. Senators and tour the Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court building and the Pentagon.
Click here to download an application.