Youth Legislature in Ascension Parish

Youth Legislature is a middle school program that introduces students to the legislative process. For 35 years, this program has promoted youth leadership, cooperation and teamwork among peers. It has given students the confidence they need to go on to participate in leadership roles in high school and in their community.

Students who participate in Youth Legislature receive classroom instruction and participate in a two-day mock legislative session at the Old State Capitol. Students elect a Governor and House and Senate officers. They also sponsor, debate and pass and fail bills, which they have drafted. They lead and serve on legislative committees and speak publicly before an audience.

Ascension Parish Schools registered for the 2019-2020 School year include the following:

  • Ascension Christian
  • Central Middle
  • Galvez Middle
  • Gonzales Middle
  • Prairieville Middle
  • St. Theresa of Avila

Youth Legislature 2020 Sessions

For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Paula Braud, Program Director/Youth Legislature at

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