If you’re interested in politics and careers in public service, CAP’s Civic Leadership Academy, an exciting 1-week program in Washington, DC, is for you.
Cadets participate in behind-the scenes tours and briefings at the Capitol, Supreme Court, State Department, Pentagon, CIA, FBI, Arlington National Cemetery, and more.
The week culminates with Legislative Day, when cadets meet with their elected leaders on Capitol Hill.
This is not your average field trip to Washington. CLA is an academically-focused activity that includes seminars, readings,and group projects.
HOW TO APPLY
Use the NCSA Main Menu module of eServices to apply for these activities. Applications will be accepted from 15 September until 15 October. Applicants will need to upload the following documents in PDF format to their application by 15 October:
1. A resume of your achievements in CAP, school, and
community service (1 page only) ( Resumes will be graded by the resume standards set in Chapter 8 of Learn to Lead)
2. A Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or leader
(other than a parent)
3. A 500 – 700 word essay on a topic listed below. ( Essays will be graded by the essay standards set in Chapter 8 of Learn to Lead)
CLA essay topics (choose one):
a. The 2012 Election is projected to be one of the closest elections in years with a very close popular vote. The election maybe decided in the Electoral College. Should the Electoral College be modified or eliminated? How? Why?
b. Consider the Civil Air Patrol's new internal governance structure, announced on August 24, 2012, to members attending the 2012 Annual Conference and National Board in Baltimore. How does the new structure differ from the previous structure? Does the new structure influence the Cadet Program? If so, how? If not, should it? Why or why not?"
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ATTENDEES
The 24 most outstanding cadets, as judged by CLA faculty,
will be announced via email in early December.
To volunteer as a legislative escort (serving only on 28 February ), email email@example.com by 15 January.
On “Legislative Day”, Thursday 28 February, the legislative escorts will be assigned a group of three or four cadets that they will supervise while traveling around Capitol Hill to the various Congressional appointments the cadets have scheduled.
CADET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
ACTIVITY FEE $400