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The United States Senate Youth Program

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The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, offers a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students with an interest in public service careers. Each year, two student leaders from every state, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity are selected to spend a week in Washington, D.C., where they experience the U.S. government in action. During this week, delegates have the opportunity to meet and hear from high-ranking officials, including Senators, cabinet members, federal agency directors, Supreme Court justices, and members of the national media. The program covers all expenses for transportation, hotel, and meals, courtesy of The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Additionally, each delegate receives a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, particularly encouraging studies in history and political science. The program aims to deepen the delegates’ understanding of America’s political processes and inspire a commitment to public service.