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Social Studies - LYAC

Get Involved!

If you are interested in joining LYAC, please complete a 2019-2021 Term Application.  Application closes June 3, 2019.

2019 Action Day, featured 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!

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 or contact Teaching and Learning, 360-725-6432.

2015-2016 LYAC members
2015-2016 LYAC members