Hyatt participates in Congressional Youth Cabinet
Arkansas high school students including Eureka Springs High School’s Preston Hyatt are exploring and offering solutions to national issues as members of U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s Congressional Youth Cabinet. The program is in its third year and seeks to expose students to the legislative process and opportunities for advocacy and civic engagement.
The group of 58 students from all four congressional districts met for the first time in Little Rock on Friday, Oct. 4. In addition to meeting with Boozman, the students also visited with U.S. Rep. French Hill.
“I am pleased to continue this program and bring together young leaders from all corners of the state,” Boozman said. “We have an enthusiastic group of students who represent the future of Arkansas. I think it’s a unique and invaluable opportunity for them and I look forward to receiving their feedback on national issues of interest to them and their peers.”
The Congressional Youth Cabinet is a nonpartisan initiative that allows students to gain first-hand experience engaging in the democratic process. Participants attend several meetings throughout the school year, research a national issue they select and present policy recommendations to Boozman at the final meeting in April.
Students were selected from each of the four congressional districts based on their achievements, involvement in the community and demonstrated leadership experience.