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CYAC in the Community 2015-2016 CYAC students volunteer at Frisco Retail Store

PLANO, TX – As the school year comes to a close, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) congratulates his graduating Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) of 2015-2016. 

In addition, as students gear up to enjoy the summer months, Johnson is also happy to announce that applications for the 12th annual CYAC program are now open.  High school students living in the Third Congressional District are invited to submit their applications no later than Friday, September 16th, 2016.      

“I congratulate the students of the 2015-2016 CYAC for a successful school year,” said Johnson.  “We had some great meetings during which we had detailed policy discussions, and I was so impressed with how these CYAC students continued to challenge one another for better ideas and understanding of today's issues.  I thank all our students for their hard work and generosity of spirit – y’all have bright futures ahead!”

Johnson continued, “Because Collin County has many outstanding students and the application process for CYAC can be competitive, I am also happy to announce that this year my staff and I are giving students time over the summer months to thoughtfully prepare their applications.  I encourage any student interested in learning about our government through first-hand civic participation to consider the opportunity, and I look forward to meeting the 2016-2017 CYAC class this fall!”    

The CYAC program was formed in 2004 to gain insight from students in Collin County and to inspire civic-minded young adults to achieve their full potential and begin building a legacy of service.  Students selected for CYAC will meet with Congressman Johnson and other civic leaders at least four times during the school year to learn about the development of public policy while exploring the role of citizens, lawmakers, experts, and those institutions that directly impact the world’s most successful democracy.

CYAC is open to Third District high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in public, private, or home schools.  They must exhibit leadership, strong academic performance, and community service. Each student is permitted to participate once during their high school career and they are welcome to apply multiple years.

For more information and to apply, please visit Congressman Johnson’s website. If you have any questions, please contact Meagan Talton at (469)-304-0382 or   



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