GW’s Jake Fisher Joins United States Senate Youth Program
In January of this year, Jake Fisher was one of two Colorado students selected to join Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Cory Gardner in representing Colorado during the 56th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Washington Week. From March 3 until March 10, Jake will travel to Washington, D.C. as part of a national delegation of 104 students. He will also be awarded a scholarship for undergraduate study.
The USSYP was created by Senate Resolution 324 in 1962 and has been sponsored by the Senate and fully funded by The Hearst Foundations since inception. The impetus for the program as stated in Senate testimony is “to increase young Americans’ understanding of the interrelationships of the three branches of government, learn the caliber and responsibilities of federally elected and appointed officials, and emphasize the vital importance of democratic decision making not only for America but for people around the world.” While in Washington, Jake and his fellow student delegates will attend meetings and briefings with senators, members of the House of Representatives, Congressional staff, the president, a justice of the Supreme Court, leaders of cabinet agencies, an ambassador to the United States and senior members of the national media. The students will also tour many national monuments and several museums, and they will stay at the historic Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C.
Jake serves as the president of the National Honor Society as well as the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District Teen Council chairperson. He has interned with the Cary Kennedy for Governor of Colorado campaign and also serves as his school’s Lincoln Douglas Debate captain, Mock Trial captain, Tennis Team captain, and Collaborative School Committee chairperson. Jake hopes to attend college pursuing either political science or international relations. In the future, he aspires to join the Foreign Service or enter into politics.
For more information on the USSYP, click HERE. Congratulations to Jake for earning this incredible opportunity!