Launched by Leach in 2014, the SLAC is designed to provide an opportunity for high school students within House District 67 to work with Leach and his staff and to learn about the inner-workings of Texas state government.
"The primary objective of the Student Leadership Advisory Council is to educate, encourage and inspire our next generation of Texas leaders by providing them with a venue to learn the intrinsic value of public service," Leach said. "It is my hope that through this program these bright young leaders will leave with a more thorough understanding of the nuts and bolts of the Texas Legislature and the significance of civic engagement."
Students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 in public, private or homeschool and must reside in District 67. Students will be selected by the Student Leadership Advisory Council Selections Committee, which is comprised of various community leaders within House District 67. Applications are due Sept. 29 and final selections will be announced Oct. 7.
Students selected to participate in the SLAC will be required to attend three meetings throughout the 2015-16 school year. Meetings will be led by Leach and his staff as well as other elected officials, and will cover various topics including the significance of community involvement, the role and functions of state government and the overall legislative process.
Those interested can Click here to access the application. For more information contact Leach's district office at 972-424-1419 orDistrict67.Leach@house.state.tx.us.