|Congratulations to LYAC Members:|
|Thank you to all LYAC members who served as members of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) from 2008-2010. Your contributions have truly made a difference!|
|2009 Legislative session: Congratulations LYAC! The Legislature passed legislation reauthorizing the Council indefinitely! The picture to the left was taken on May 7, 2009 at the Governor's bill signing ceremony for SSB 5229. (Left to right: Greg Williamson, Brandon, Ehrik, Tucker, Will, Phil, Lissa, Jena, Brady, Jennifer and Kelly Martin)|
|LYAC's former Chair, Tucker, recently served on a panel addressing the state of civics education. This was filmed by TVW and can be viewed by clicking on the following link:|
|News & Announcements!|
|On February 8-9, 2009 LYAC met with youth
from the Building Bridges Dropout prevention, intervention and
retrieval program, a group of youth representing health issues,
youth ambassadors and more! Nearly 50 youth came together to
discuss issues affecting youth in schools and some youth even
testified to the Council about experiences and recommendations for
dropout programs. What a successful event!
View TVW's coverage of this event.
Civic Engagement Forum 2009
|2008: View TVW's edited version of LYAC's
August 25th and 26th meeting in Olympia. The purpose of this
segment is to help engage other young people in the legislative
process in order to become engaged citizens. TVW's "Engaged:
Students Becoming Citizens" series can be viewed online at:
Tucker and Brady attended a national youth summit in New Orleans on July 13-15, 2008 sponsored by The Forum for Youth Investment. This opportunity is the beginning step for youth councils from around the nation to begin sharing ideas, success stories, and lessons learned. Thank you to The Forum for Youth Investment for organizing this meaningful event.
LYAC member and former chair Kate discusses the Washington Legislative Youth Advisory Council at the 2007 meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures in Boston. Berry told how the group was formed, accomplishments since coming into existence and LYAC's visions for the future, as well as funding issues. Listening with interest is state Sen. Gerald Theunissen from Louisiana.