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Capstone Student Legislature 2018

January 22-26

Capstone attracts students from across Idaho to learn about the workings of our state government during the legislative session. Giving students a passion for citizenship and justice through direct experience, the week includes bill drafting, mock legislature, policy debate, briefings with public officials, interaction with lobbyists, constitutional law, mock appellate court, and much more. Parents are encouraged to attend at no charge.

Capstone Legislature: January 22-26
The Capstone Student Legislature for ages 13-18 will be held at the Statehouse, with an optional Friday public speaking seminar. Parents are welcome to attend.

Stonesetters Legislature: January 26
The 8-13 year old Stonesetters Student Legislature will be held Friday only, at the Statehouse. Designed for parents and students, Stonesetters “legislators” will focus on how a bill becomes a law, parliamentary procedures, and introductions to legislators, while gaining experience in writing and debating their own bills. A parent is required to attend.

Application deadline: June 15

"Before this class, I knew nothing about my state’s government. After four days, I was privileged to experience first-hand what our leaders do for us every day. As a high school student, I know this opportunity happens maybe once in a lifetime." – Matt, age 15

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