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The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The annual program will be held in Washington, DC, from March 4-11, 2017. Two student leaders from each state will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

View the Jan. 11, 2017 Press Release: District of Columbia Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program


The 2017 USSYP application is currently open and will close Oct. 31, 2016: 2016-17 USSYP Application and Instructions.

Additional Resources

Official USSYP website

2017 USSYP Brochure

2016 Yearbook

For more information or questions, please email Tiffany DeJesus, state selection coordinator, at [email protected].

Service Contact: 
Tiffany DeJesus
Contact Phone: 
(202) 741-6415
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
3rd Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Service Location: 

Education, Office of the State Superintendent of

GIS Address: 
810 1st Street NE