Young Democrats of America High School Caucus
|High School Democrats of America|
|Mother party||Young Democrats of America/Democratic Party|
|International affiliation||International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY)|
|Website||High School Democrats of America Website|
Although State Chapters for the organization and idea existed long beforehand, the High School Democrats of America itself was founded in December 2005, by Ahmed Kokon (NY) and Jonathan Padilla (CA). The caucus was approved by the YDA National Committee on December 2, 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona. The High School Democrats of America is headed by an Executive Board, consisting of national officers, and a National Committee consisting of two representatives from individual states, territories, and the District of Columbia, though the National Committee's role under the current bylaws is largely ceremonial.
The organization aims to promote civic awareness and involvement among high school students across the country. One method it does this by is through the 'High School Leadership Academy' held annually in Washington DC.
The organization is involved in a number of projects, including a Huffington Post blogging project and a separate publishing opportunity through The Progressive Teen. Both projects are aimed at inspiring political discourse and offering members the opportunity to voice their opinions important civic issues in a highly-visible setting.
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- YDA | YDA Structure