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 2018 will be hosted on February 16th and 17th, 2018 at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies. In case of snow, the conference will be rescheduled to April 13th and 14th, 2018.
For information on pricing and registration, please visit the registration page.
For more questions, contact our Executive Director, Priya Singh.