Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Young Assemblymembers Program seeking high school applicants

Are you in high school? Are you interested in community service? This program may be for you.

Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) is taking applications for the 4th annual Young Assemblymembers Program for local youth. The four week program is focused on developing leadership skills and empowering high school student to become community leaders. The program meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from July 8 to August 1, at Alejo’s Salinas Office.

The Young Assemblymembers will participate in a two-day leadership development training during the first week to sharpen and learn leadership skills.

After the leadership training, students will hear from guest speakers and tour local facilities where they will learn about important community issues for the remaining weeks. The students will also participate in a mock committee hearing to understand the legislation procedures. Students that complete the program will receive a special recognition certificate, a letter of recommendation from Assemblymember Alejo and the opportunity to tour the State Capitol on August 4th.

The Young Assemblymembers Program will include training on:

• Leadership Development
• Legislative Process
• Community Organizing
• Professional Etiquette

The Young Assemblymembers Program application deadline is on June 20. Application forms are available online here or or at the Salinas District Office located at 100 W. Alisal Street, Ste. 134, Salinas.

For more information please contact Laura Cabrera, Young Assemblymembers Program Director at (831) 759-8676 or via email at

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