Learn about government in nation’s capitol

COAST CITIES — Young Democrats of America will host its annual High School Leadership Academy from July 17 through July 20 in Washington, D.C., and will be accepting 48 students from graduating classes 2011 to 2014 with diverse leadership experience.
Interested individuals should apply at yda.org by May 11. Final enrollment decisions will be announced by May 20.
This unique four-day summer camp will focus on developing the next generation of Democratic Party leaders. Students will participate in leadership workshops and policy panels and will be introduced to the nation’s top Democratic elected officials and Party leaders.
YDA will provide an inside view of elections, the media, campaign finance, grassroots organizing, interest groups, the legislative process and careers in politics. The HSLA will feature an interactive experience unlike any other summer political camp in Washington.
There is a $575 registration fee, which covers hotel, meals, educational materials, a guided monument tour and ground transportation within Washington, D.C. This non-refundable registration fee will be due June 17 for those students who are accepted into the program. Airfare or other travel arrangements must be purchased by each participant.
For questions, e-mail ydahsla@gmail.com.


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