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Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program is an exciting opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to attend a weeklong educational program in Washington, D.C. as well as receive a one-time $10,000 college scholarship.

Founded in 1962 by a U.S. Senate Resolution, the program is a unique educational experience for students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Qualified students must demonstrate a deep commitment to civic engagement as well as an academic interest and aptitude for government, history, and politics. The chief state school officer in each state makes the final selection of delegates by December 1.

Learning Resources

There are many resources available help students learn. Here are a few websites we recommend:

Kids Pages

Government departments and agencies have created unique pages for younger audiences to help explain what they do on behalf of the American public with fun information, resources, and games.