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. Not only will students get the opportunity to learn how Congress operates, but students will also get to see Congress in action by attending excursions that showcase the collaboration between federal agencies and institutions that work together on issues such as; national security, healthcare advancements, law enforcement, and infrastructure developments. By being a member of CYAA, students show their commitment to understanding the functions of our government and build on their desire to be a part of making a difference. The knowledge and experiences students will gain from this program are invaluable and will prepare them to be future leaders in whatever path they choose.

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. 


·      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 an interest in attending our Academy.

Dates & Deadlines: 
Due to limited seats, applications for the 2024-2025 program are now open to the first 30 students who sign up.

-       Orientation – TBA, late summer.

Excursion dates

Excursions will be held twice a semester for the 24-25 school year and are typically held on Saturday mornings. Dates and locations will be announced during orientation.

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