Junior State of America Role of Media And Politics


  • $550

  • July 8 2018

  • New dates coming soon

  • 9th - 12th

  • Yes


The problems and opportunities facing greater Los Angeles are the focus of this four-day exploration of Southern California politics. From analyzing questions of law and justice with the Chief of Police and District Attorney to interacting with the award-winning staff of the Los Angeles Times, the Institute is a chance to debate and discuss politics with leaders and students from across the region. A daily Speakers Program takes place in the rooms and offices where L.A. leaders decide public policy. Past programs have visiting locations such as City Hall, the County Hall of Administration, the L.A. Times building and the former headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department. Student-run debates and political simulations round out the hands-on curriculum, challenging you to hone your speaking and leadership skills while working closely with peers who share your interests. The program is generously supported by the Gene A. Burd Endowment. Burd, who grew up in East Los Angeles and attended UCLA, donated $500,000 in 2007 to the Junior Statesmen Foundation to permanently underwrite the Institute.

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Opportunity Information

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Application Deadline

New dates coming soon


Los Angeles, California


July 8 2018

Financial AID


Grade Levels

9th / 9th / 10th / 11th / 12th

Last Updated on

February 21 2018

Opportunity Types

Summer Program / Summer Program

Important Dates

Start Date

July 8 2018

End Date

October 8 2018

Deadline Date

New dates coming soon


No multiple sessions

Humanities and Social Studies