Raleigh, N.C. – Sen. Chuck Edwards (R - Henderson) invites North Carolina high school students to apply for the 50th Annual Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA).
The Legislative Services Office, under the North Carolina General Assembly, is now accepting applications for the conference to be held April 8 – 10, 2022, in Raleigh. Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2022. The application can be found online at https://www.ncleg.gov/YLA.
The YLA gives high school students a unique opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of the laws governing North Carolina’s citizens and experience the lawmaking process. Students draft, debate, and vote on mock legislative bills while developing skills in research, interviewing, group facilitation, and policy writing. As bills are debated, students get a chance to practice communicating their ideas, opinions, and experiences in a team-building environment.
At the conclusion of the three-day program, participants will have a better understanding of the lawmaking process, as well as, enhanced written and oral communication skills.
YLA provides the opportunity for North Carolina’s youth to engage with peers from across the state in a structured, positive, youth-focused environment. The YLA program is open to students in North Carolina who are in good standing at a public, private, charter, or home school.