A group of students from Miller Middle School was selected to travel to Atlanta to participate in a hands-on program where students take on the role of the state government for three days. The program, the Junior Youth Assembly, is hosted annually by the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement. This year it took place Sunday, November 3, through Tuesday, November 5.
The Junior Youth Assembly is a three-day residential simulation in which students in grades six through eight assume the role of state representative or senator, a lobbyist, or a member of the media. In this program, students experience first-hand the legislative process, from developing an idea into a bill, following the bill through committee to the floor of the House or Senate, and possibly to the youth governor’s desk to be signed into law.