International Youth Democracy Summit

Posted by on May 6, 2006

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, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas 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 <a href=""></a> 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. The Scholarship tuition application is due May 12.

If you have any further questions, please contact Daman Irby at (434) 243-8475 or

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