2017-2018 Young Legislators Program

Program Overview

Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson is seeking bright, self-motivated, energetic high school seniors, juniors or sophomores to serve as a YOUNG LEGISLATOR.

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The Young Legislator program will provide students the opportunity to learn first-hand the inner workings of state government and the legislative process. The Young Legislators members will meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues important to their communities, participate in special legislative tours and events, and share ideas on youth related issues.

Upon completion of the 6-month program, individuals will have cultivated a thorough understanding of the legislative process and will be well-equipped with the means necessary to become “leaders of tomorrow.”

Please note that this program is free of cost.

Application Process and Requirements

In order to successfully apply for the Young Legislators Program, a student must:

  • Fill out and submit an application by the deadline,
  • Accept the Young Legislators Commitment Contract (to be provided upon acceptance) , and
  • Attend the mandatory orientation meeting (to be announced)

The last day to submit applications is Friday September 1, 2017.

If you have any questions please email victor.ibarra@asm.ca.gov or call (310)324-6408.

2017-2018 Young Legislators Application


Section 1: Background Information
Student Information
Section 2: School Information
Section 3: Extra Curricular Activities List

In the box below, please list any extracurricular activities you are or were involved with including student leadership, school clubs, school programs, sports, other after school activities, employment experience, volunteer experience, internships, or describe any other family responsibilities you have outside school. Include the following information for each activity:

- List offices or positions held within activity.
- Include the grade level(s) and duration of your participation.
- Hours per month for each activity.

Section 4: Letters of Recommendation

Please submit two letters of recommendation. One from an educator (teacher, counselor, principal, etc.) and the other from a community member (community organization representative, employment supervisor, etc.) Please submit along with your completed application form and high school transcript. Please do not mail in separately.

Section 5: Official High School Transcripts

Please submit an official copy of your most recent high school transcript. Please submit along with your completed application form and recommendation letters. Please do not mail in separately.

Section 6: Two (2) Essay Questions

Please provide complete responses to ALL Two essay questions.

1. In 500 words or less, discuss the world you come from. For example your family, community, school and tell us how your world has developed your goals, aspiration, and your current leadership potential.

2. In 250 words or less, tell us why you want to participate in Assemblymember Gipson’s Young Leaders Program and what you hope to gain from your participation.