Assemblymember Chris Holden Accepting Applications for 2021 Young Legislators Program

Program aimed at cultivating the next generation of leaders

FILE PHOTO: Provided by Assemblymember Chris Holden | 2020 Student trip to Sacramento, part of the Young Legislators Program


Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) today announced the availability of applications for the 2021 Young Legislators Program. Now in its sixth year, the Young Legislators Program offers high school seniors in the 41st Assembly District a front row seat to the public policy and political arena.

“I’m excited to launch the sixth annual Young Legislators Program for the 41st Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “While we are meeting virtually this year, I have no doubt this program will again have a lasting impact on the students.”

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During the four month program, students will meet virtually once a month to become better advocates on issues they care about, gain valuable leadership skills, and learn about the legislative process.

“I loved learning about the role and importance of both local government and agencies that work to serve their communities,” said Bess Brandow who participated in the 2019 Young Legislators Program.

PHOTO: Provided by Assemblymember Chris Holden | Students meeting Assemblymember
Holden on the Assembly Floor

“The entire program was phenomenal! It strengthened my passion for politics and has made me become more engaged to further follow what I believe in,” said Osvaldo Valdiviezo who participated in the 2018 Young Legislators Program. “Also the friendships and memories I made are something I treasure and am grateful for.”

The 2021 Young Legislators Program is open to high school seniors living in the 41st Assembly District. Applicants must commit to four monthly, two-hour Saturday meetings starting in February 2021 and submit applications by December 15, 2020. Program details and application are available online at