International Youth Democracy Summit

Summer conference opportunity for exceptional high school students


If you know high school students who are bright and civically engaged, they need to participate in the International Youth Democracy Summit. From August 7-12, 2006, the University of Virginia through the coordination of the Center for Politics will host the International Youth Democracy Summit. This once-in-a-lifetime event will gather 300 high school student leaders from across the nation and around the world to the campus of the University of Virginia to discuss the importance of civic engagement to the founding and survival of Jamestown Settlement in Virginia as well as to democracies today. As part of the curriculum, students will travel to Jamestown, Williamsburg, Monticello, and Washington, D.C. to gain hands-on knowledge of the foundation, continuation and proliferation of modern democracy. The Summit, in partnership with the federal Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission and Presidential Classroom, is the opening conference of America’s 400th Anniversary’s Foundations and Future of Democracy conference series.

Visit to learn more about the Summit and to download or request hardcopy applications for the qualified students that you know. Do not delay! The deadline for program applications is May 26, 2006.

To learn more about how the Center for Politics is participating in the 400th anniversary commemoration of the founding of Jamestown and for additional information on America’s 400th Anniversary, click here.