Assemblymember Chris Holden Accepting Applications for 2022 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

Last week, Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) announced the availability of applications for the 2022 Young Legislators Program. Now in its seventh 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 seventh annual Young Legislators Program for the 41st Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “I have no doubt this program will again have a lasting impact on the students, and I look forward to meeting next year’s Young Legislators.”

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

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“What I loved most about the Young Legislators program was how interactive it was despite it being online, and I appreciated how all the speakers made politics relevant to our local community,” said Nicole Lu who participated in the 2021 Young Legislators Program. “I would definitely encourage others who have a passion to learn more about their community to apply for this amazing program!”

“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 2022 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 2022 and submit applications by December 3, 2021. Program details and application are available online at