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2020 Idaho Delegate Beckett Bodell: Biking, Volunteering and Creative Cartography have kept this Pre-Med Candidate Going During the Pandemic

We continue our Blog series about the 2020 delegates who were unable to attend Washington Week due to the pandemic this year. Two outstanding student leaders are selected to serve as USSYP delegates from each state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity.  Learning of the breadth and beauty of our country as delegates share …

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Connecticut 2020 delegate Nina Faynshtayn Finds Strength in Her Community and Advocating for Fellow Students

We continue our Blog series about the 2020 delegates who were unable to attend Washington Week due to the pandemic this year. Two outstanding student leaders are selected to serve as USSYP delegates from each state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity.  Learning of the breadth and beauty of our country as delegates share …

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Missouri 2020 Delegate Giuseppe Di Cera’s Life During the Pandemic Includes A Senate Internship, Expanding the Student Opportunities Network and Soccer

We continue our Blog series about the 2020 delegates who were unable to attend Washington Week due to the pandemic this year. Two outstanding student leaders are selected to serve as USSYP delegates from each state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity.  Learning of the breadth and beauty of our country as delegates share …

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United States Senate Youth Program Class of 2020: Profiles of Leadership and Resilience During the Pandemic: Arushi Avachat – California

California 2020 delegate Arushi Avachat is a published author who wisely says, “It is tough to be productive when everything is so far from normal.”  Spending the early days of the pandemic delving into the personal practices of journaling, reading and yoga, Arushi’s focus on wellbeing is an example of mindfulness for all.  Her recommendations for a good fiction read are great, too. We continue …

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United States Senate Youth Program Class of 2020: Profiles of Leadership and Resilience During the Pandemic: William Harris – North Carolina

North Carolina 2020 delegate William Harris Amplifies Outreach Efforts to Assist Charlotte Residents with Citizenship Process. We continue our Blog series about the 2020 delegates and how they have been faring since Washington Week was canceled due to the global pandemic. Two outstanding student leaders are selected to serve as USSYP delegates from each state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia …

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A True Teacher, Committed to the Next Generation

New York 2009 delegates Charlotte Saul and Erica Pincus visit with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before she spoke to delegates. The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) delegates have been profoundly fortunate to have received personal knowledge, wisdom and encouragement from the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg over many years.  Justice Ginsburg readily answered the call to serve as keynote speaker whenever asked, a request …

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United States Senate Youth Program Class of 2020: Profiles of Leadership and Resilience During the Pandemic: Stella Tallmon – Alaska

Alaska 2020 Delegate Stella Tallmon Finds Solace in Nature and Purpose in Volunteering and Education in the Beautiful Community of Juneau. We continue our Blog series about the 2020 delegates and how they have been faring since Washington Week was canceled due to the global pandemic. Two outstanding student leaders are selected to serve as USSYP delegates from each state in the nation, as well …

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United States Senate Youth Program Class of 2020: Profiles of Leadership and Resilience During the Pandemic: Victor Anaya – Arizona

Arizona 2020 Delegate Victor Anaya Exemplifies Leadership on Public Health Policy in His Tight-Knit Community. We continue our Blog series on the USSYP Class of 2020, whose Washington Week has the dubious distinction of being the first to be canceled due to a global pandemic. The 2020 program was canceled just as the fast-spreading Covid-19 virus began changing life as we know it. True to …

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United States Senate Youth Program Class of 2020: Profiles of Leadership and Resilience During the Pandemic: Lorraine Angelakos – Florida

Florida 2020 Delegate Lorraine Angelakos Exemplifies Leadership and Initiative With a Memorable Virtual High School Graduation. A new USSYP Blog series will focus on the USSYP Class of 2020, whose Washington Week has the dubious distinction of being the first to be canceled due to a global pandemic. The program was to have begun at the same moment that sections of the United States began …

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Senate Youth Program Washington Week 2018 delegates share personal reflections on the inspiration of Congressman John Lewis

Delegates to the 2018 United States Senate Youth Program were able to share a memorable afternoon with Civil Rights icon, Congressman John Lewis. Upon returning to their hometowns and families after the program, each student had the opportunity to reflect upon this experience, one of the most memorable in USSYP history. We share these excerpts with you now as a lasting tribute to an American …

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