|Sen. Christensen invites students to youth legislature|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Wednesday, 20 November 2013 18:28|
High school students are invited to take on the role of state senators at the Unicameral Youth Legislature June 8-11. At the State Capitol, student senators will sponsor bills, conduct committee hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process of the nation’s only unicameral.
The Unicameral Youth Legislature gives behind-the-scenes access to students who have an interest in public office, government, politics, law, public policy, debate or public speaking. Students will learn about the inner workings of the Legislature directly from senators and staff.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Extension 4-H Youth Development Office coordinates housing and recreational activities for the youth legislature as part of the Big Red Summer Camps program.
To learn more about the program, go to www.nebraskalegislature.gov/education/unicamyouth.php or call (402) 471-0764. The deadline for registration is May 15.