Congressional Youth Advisory Academy

Congressman Bacon’s Congressional Youth Advisory Academy is an annual opportunity for students to learn how Congress operates and the process by which federal policy is formed. This year’s academy will focus on various excursions lead by staff to federal agencies, and institutions that utilize federal partnerships that foster collaboration to help make positive impacts in our communities. Location sites include Offutt Air Force Base, UNMC’s Davis Global Center, the FBI Headquarters in Omaha, and a fourth location to be announced soon.

This is a great opportunity to learn about how Congress operates. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with Congressman Bacon and his staff to learn more about our system of checks and balances during the program’s required orientation on Friday July 21st


·      Students must attend a high school within the Congressman's district. Applications are open to any student that is determined to be a good representative of the school and holds interest in attending our Academy.

Dates & Deadlines: 

·      Applications for the 2023-2024 program are now open, and due by COB July 17th

Excursion dates
Orientation – Friday, July 21st
Offutt AFB – Saturday, August 12th
UNMC Davis Global Center – Saturday, October 7th
FBI – Friday, January 19th
TBA -Spring 2024 

How to apply? 

Interested students are asked to send a complete application form to Christopher Garabrandt at



Email Chris or call our District Office at 402-938-0300