To accommodate a virtual format, this year’s program will focus on one issue facing Northern Virginia – affordable housing. Students will hear from a range of speakers during the first week of the program with suggested reading provided for each session. During the second week, students are expected to use what they’ve learned to develop an initiative to address the issue of affordable housing, or an issue stemming from, or exacerbating, housing insecurity. Students will present their initiative to their cohort on the final two days of the program.
The program will be held virtually Monday, July 19th to Friday, July 30th. During the first week, each virtual session is expected to run for a half day. The second week will be an opportunity for independent work before the presentation sessions, which will be full days. The final schedule is forthcoming.
In order to receive a certificate of completion, students must present their initiative during the final two days of the program.
WHO CAN APPLY
The VA-10 High School Leadership Program is intended for high school students who demonstrate leadership and a passion for service to their community. All applicants must have ties to Virginia’s 10th congressional district, either as a resident or as a student at an school in the district, and must be able to participate in virtual meetings. Accommodations are available upon request.
The link to the application may be found here. Applications must be submitted by June 24th.
Questions may be directed to Caleigh Lynch at VA10HSLP@mail.house.gov or by phone at (703) 234 – 3800.