Senator Tony Mendoza Announces Young Senators Leadership Program

Seeks Applicants from Area High School Students Interested in Public Service

May 6, 2016

Sacramento - State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) today announced the launch of the 32nd Senate District Young Senators Leadership Program (YSLP) of 2016-17.

The program provides high school seniors with the unique opportunity to learn about California’s government and legislative process. Students will participate in a broad range of activities, including researching local issues, attending meetings with legislative staff, assisting constituents, and traveling to Sacramento for a mock legislative session in the State Capitol. To view a video about the program please click on link:

“The Young Senators Leadership Program is a unique opportunity for high school seniors to learn firsthand about California government and to serve our community,” said Senator Tony Mendoza. “I think it is important to provide opportunities for young people to learn about a career in public service. There is no better way than through the YSLP. I look forward to inspiring our next generation of leaders.”

Applicants must be incoming high school seniors for the 2016-17 school year and have an interest in government and public service. Applications are available by calling Senator Mendoza’s office at (562) 860-3202 or at his website:

To submit the YSLP application, email it to, drop it off, or mail it to Senator Mendoza’s District Office at 17315 Studebaker Road, Suite 332 Cerritos, CA 90703.

The deadline for submitting an application is June 30, 2016. Young Senators will be selected in July after a screening of all eligible applications.

The second year of Senator Mendoza’s YSLP builds on his Young Legislators Program that he created when he served in the State Assembly from 2006-2012.

Senator Tony Mendoza, a Los Angeles native and former elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles, represents the 32nd Senate District encompassing portions of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. For more information about Senator Mendoza visit his website or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.


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