Walker Model Congress is a unique learning experience in which middle and high school students model the United States’ legislative process. Students engage in meaningful debate on issues prevalent in our country today, draft their own legislation pertaining to modern issues, and debate in committee. Furthermore, by engaging in debate with their counterparts, students develop and refine their speaking skills and increase their abilities in quick thinking, reasoning, and teamwork.
As in the actual United States Congress, there are two houses – the Senate and the House of Representatives – each with unique committees. Students will be given a choice of committees and may choose a committee that interests them. Each student will represent a Representatives or Senator within these committees. In addition, we offer several Special Committees for interested students to learn about policy making beyond the sphere of Congress.
Walker Model Congress 2019 will be hosted on February 15th and 16th, 2019 at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies.
For information on pricing and registration, please visit the registration page.