Social Studies - LYAC
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Social Studies

Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC)

The Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) was established by the Washington State Legislature in 2005 (RCW 28A.300.801). LYAC is a 22-member council of students who serve as a linkage between young people and state government. Council members examine issues of importance to youth and provide the Legislature with a representative perspective on the issues they choose as most important. LYAC is administered by OSPI through a partnership with the Legislature and the Office of Lieutenant Governor.

Participation in LYAC is a unique opportunity for young people to intimately observe and participate in the legislative process. Rather than learning from a book about how a bill becomes a law, Council members participate in the creation of public policy.

For more information on LYAC, and how to get involved, please visit the LYAC website at or contact Teaching and Learning, 360-725-6432.

2015-2016 LYAC members
2015-2016 LYAC members




2016 Action Day – Get Involved!

Join LYAC, World Vision, and youth groups from across the state on January 24 – 25, 2016 in Olympia, WA.

2016 Action Day, will feature dynamic speakers, civic engagement workshops, training for effective community activism, and opportunities to speak directly with policymakers on the issues that affect youth across the state!

If your youth group or youth council is interested in joining us for Action Day, please complete a 2016 Ambassador Group Application.

  • Space is limited, but we will attempt to accommodate as many as possible. Food and lodging will be provided.
  • Notification of Youth Ambassador Groups for participation will occur in early January.

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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