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                                                         dfw to austin

The Foundation underwrites the cost of several local DFW high school and middle school student to participate in DFW to Austin Mock State Government.

DFW to Austin supports a statewide, youth led, civic engagement program for high school and middle school students. It is an exciting hands-on experience in the mechanics of the state legislative and judicial process of government along with print and broadcast media.

Youth delegates will:

•Study and debate public issues

•Experience the Judicial branch of our state government

•Write a legislative bill

•Participate in a Youth Legislature

•Produce the mock state news broadcast

•Edit the mock state newspaper

Students across the state of Texas participate in their local District Conference and culminate the experience in a four-day State conference in Austin, Texas. Click here   to see video of the farewell address of a student who served as the mock presiding officer of the legislature.